Helico-



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

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  • Helicograph

    [hel-i-koh-graf, -grahf] /ˈhɛl ɪ koʊˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf/ noun 1. an instrument for drawing helices. /ˈhɛlɪkəʊˌɡrɑːf; -ˌɡræf/ noun 1. an instrument for drawing spiral curves

  • Helicoid

    [hel-i-koid, hee-li-] /ˈhɛl ɪˌkɔɪd, ˈhi lɪ-/ adjective 1. coiled or curving like a spiral. noun 2. Geometry. a warped surface generated by a straight line moving so as to cut or touch a fixed helix. /ˈhɛlɪˌkɔɪd/ adjective 1. (biology) shaped like a spiral: a helicoid shell noun 2. (geometry) any surface resembling that of a […]



  • Helicoidal

    [hel-i-koid, hee-li-] /ˈhɛl ɪˌkɔɪd, ˈhi lɪ-/ adjective 1. coiled or curving like a spiral. noun 2. Geometry. a warped surface generated by a straight line moving so as to cut or touch a fixed helix. /ˈhɛlɪˌkɔɪd/ adjective 1. (biology) shaped like a spiral: a helicoid shell noun 2. (geometry) any surface resembling that of a […]

  • Helicoid-cyme

    noun, Botany. 1. an inflorescence, or cyme, in which each flowering branch gives rise to one lateral branch that is coiled snail-like and then expanded.



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