helicine artery n.
Any of the coiled arteries in the erectile tissue of the penis.
helicine hel·i·cine (hěl’ĭ-sēn’, hē’lĭ-) adj. Of or relating to a helix; helical.
/hɪˈlɪsɪtɪ/ noun (pl) -ties 1. (physics) the projection of the spin of an elementary particle on the direction of propagation helicity (hə-lĭs’ĭ-tē, hē’) The projection of a particle’s spin vector in the direction of its momentum vector, being positive if it points in the same direction, and negative if it points in the opposite direction. […]
[hel-i-klahyn] /ˈhɛl ɪˌklaɪn/ noun 1. a curved ramp. /ˈhɛlɪˌklaɪn/ noun 1. (architect) a spiral-shaped ramp
1. a combining form meaning “spiral”; used with this meaning and as a combining form of in the formation of compound words: helicograph. combining form 1. spiral or helical: helicograph