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spiral

 [spi´ral]
1. winding like the thread of a screw; called also helical.
2. a winding structure; see also coil and helix.
Curschmann's s's coiled fibrils of mucin sometimes found in the sputum of patients with asthma. See also Laënnec's pearls.

hel·i·cal

(hel'i-kăl),
1. Relating to a helix. Synonym(s): helicine (2)
2. Synonym(s): helicoid
[G. helix, a coil]

helical

/hel·i·cal/ (hel´ĭ-k'l) spiral (1).

hel·i·cal

(hel'i-kăl)
1. Relating to a helix.
Synonym(s): helicine (2) .
2. Synonym(s): helicoid.
[G. helix, a coil]

helical

of or shaped like a HELIX.

helical

shaped like a helix.
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Studies using finite element method (SolidWorks 2009 software) on sizing the helically springs gas regulators ensure a judicious design, offering the possibility of a complex static and dynamic analysis, of a spring operation at different pressures on the control membrane
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The compressed cones bear on central axis helically arranged sporophylls with sporangia and spores.
Automotive OEMs are coping with rising under-the-hood temperatures with helically convoluted Teflon PFA tubing to shield wiring from heat.
They form a helically twisted structure like the strands of a rope.
The firm made its name developing its own patented helical tube, a thin strip of steel rolled or twisted helically in the same way as a paper spill.
They consist of a helically grooved screw and a flat star-shaped gate rotor.
Several nail types designed to increase nail withdrawal capacity--including ring shank and helically threaded shank--have been developed.
The 8-inch diameter FlexSteel was developed with the same helically wound steel core as existing FlexSteel pipe for failure-free performance with the durability of steel and the installation, performance and cost benefits of flexible pipe products.
In Kingia, each flower is subtended by a bract and bears two lateral keeled bracteoles (Brown 1827; Waterhouse 1967), whereas the primary inflorescence bracts in Dasypogon are helically arranged, each subtending a cluster of four synchronous flowers and two bracteoles (Figs.
Additionally, the sub cables are helically stranded and surrounded by a special formulation, pressure extruded outer jacket.