double helix definition

  • noun:
    • The coiled framework of double-stranded DNA which strands connected by hydrogen bonds form a spiral setup, with the two strands focused in opposite instructions.
    • A metonym for DNA.
    • a set of synchronous helices intertwined about a standard axis

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