an inflorescence, or cyme, in which each flowering branch gives rise to one lateral branch that is coiled snail-like and then expanded.
[hel-i-kon, -kuh n] /ˈhɛl ɪˌkɒn, -kən/ noun 1. a coiled tuba carried over the shoulder and used especially in military bands. [hel-i-kon, -kuh n] /ˈhɛl ɪˌkɒn, -kən/ noun 1. a mountain in S central Greece. 5738 feet (1749 meters): regarded by ancient Greeks as the abode of Apollo and the Muses. /ˈhɛlɪkən/ noun 1. a […]
- Helicopod gait
helicopod gait hel·i·co·pod gait (hěl’ĭ-kō-pŏd’) n. A gait seen in some hysterical disorders, in which the feet describe half circles. Also called helicopodia.
[hel-i-kopt, hee-li-] /ˈhɛl ɪˌkɒpt, ˈhi lɪ-/ verb (used with or without object) 1. .
[hel-i-kop-ter, hee-li-] /ˈhɛl ɪˌkɒp tər, ˈhi lɪ-/ noun 1. any of a class of heavier-than-air craft that are lifted and sustained in the air horizontally by rotating wings or blades turning on vertical axes through power supplied by an engine. verb (used without object) 2. to fly in a helicopter. verb (used with object) 3. […]