superhelix

[ soo-per-hee-liks ]
/ ˈsu pərˌhi lɪks /

noun, plural su·per·hel·i·ces [soo-per-hel-uh-seez], /ˈsu pərˌhɛl əˌsiz/, su·per·he·lix·es.Biochemistry.

a coil formed by intertwined helical DNA or by protein chains.

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Origin of superhelix

OTHER WORDS FROM superhelix

su·per·hel·i·cal [soo-per-hel-i-kuhl, -hee-li-], /ˌsu pərˈhɛl ɪ kəl, -ˈhi lɪ-/, adjectivesu·per·he·lic·i·ty [soo-per-huh-lis-i-tee], /ˌsu pər həˈlɪs ɪ ti/, noun
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