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coil

 [koil]
a winding structure. See also helix and spiral.

coil

(koyl),
1. A spiral or series of loops.
2. An object made of wire wound in a spiral configuration, used in electronic applications, or a loop of wire used as an antenna.
3. A spiral loop of wire used to embolize an artery to obstruct it.

coil

(koil) spiral (2).

coil

coil

(koyl)
1. A spiral or series of loops.
2. An object made of wire wound in a spiral configuration, used in electronic applications, or a loop of wire used as an antenna.

coil

a winding structure or spiral; called also helix.

coiled-coil
a protein structure motif marked by amphipathic α-helical regions that can self-associate to form stable, rod-like oligomeric proteins; commonly found in fibrous proteins and some transcription factors.
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