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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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It's to the credit of the soap's superb writers that she shuffled off this mortal coil in a dignified, peaceful scene which was never overplayed or exploited.
Yet another mile or so and there are the year-old bouquets,damp letters and battered cards tied to the railings where two youths in a stolen car shuffled off this mortal coil as they too veered off the road.
Although one might have thought he'd have been a bit more cut up and disoriented about having shuffled off this mortal coil.
APPROACHING my nineties, there are three things I regret that I shall not see before I am shuffled off this mortal coil.
When you're 20 you go without, by the time you get to 40 you can't get enough and by the time you're 80 - if you've not shuffled off this mortal coil - then it's what you spend most of your day doing because you're up five times a night for the loo.