Helical



[hel-i-kuh l, hee-li-] /ˈhɛl ɪ kəl, ˈhi lɪ-/

adjective
1.
pertaining to or having the form of a ; spiral.
/ˈhɛlɪkəl/
adjective
1.
of or shaped like a helix; spiral
adj.

“spiral-shaped,” 1590s, from Latin helicem (see helix) + -al (1).

helical hel·i·cal (hěl’ĭ-kəl, hē’lĭ-)
adj.

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  • Helically

    [hel-i-kuh l, hee-li-] /ˈhɛl ɪ kəl, ˈhi lɪ-/ adjective 1. pertaining to or having the form of a ; spiral. /ˈhɛlɪkəl/ adjective 1. of or shaped like a helix; spiral adj. “spiral-shaped,” 1590s, from Latin helicem (see helix) + -al (1). helical hel·i·cal (hěl’ĭ-kəl, hē’lĭ-) adj.



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