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Definition: 'Helix'

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helix

Type: Term

Pronunciation: hē′liks, hel′i-sēz

Definitions:
1. The margin of the auricle; a folded rim of cartilage forming the upper part of the anterior, the superior, and the greater part of the posterior edges of the auricle.
2. A line in the shape of a coil (or a spring, or the threads on a bolt), each point being equidistant from a straight line that is the axis of the cylinder in which each point of the helix lies.

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