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supercoil

[ soo-per-koil ]
/ ˈsu pərˌkɔɪl /
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noun Biochemistry.

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Origin of supercoil

First recorded in 1965–70; super- + coil1

OTHER WORDS FROM supercoil

su·per·coiled, adjective
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