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 for helix
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Helix \He"lix\, n.; pl. L. Helices, E. Helixes. [L. helix,
     Gr. ?, ?, fr. ? to turn round; cf. L. volvere, and E. volute,
     1. (Geom.) A nonplane curve whose tangents are all equally
        inclined to a given plane. The common helix is the curve
        formed by the thread of the ordinary screw. It is
        distinguished from the spiral, all the convolutions of
        which are in the plane.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Arch.) A caulicule or little volute under the abacus of
        the Corinthian capital.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. (Anat.) The incurved margin or rim of the external ear.
        See Illust. of Ear.
        [1913 Webster]
     4. (Zool.) A genus of land snails, including a large number
        of species.
        [1913 Webster]
     Note: The genus originally included nearly all shells, but is
           now greatly restricted. See Snail, Pulmonifera.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a curve that lies on the surface of a cylinder or cone and
           cuts the element at a constant angle [syn: helix,
      2: a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous
         series of loops; "a coil of rope" [syn: coil, spiral,
         volute, whorl, helix]
      3: type genus of the family Helicidae [syn: Helix, genus

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  23 Moby Thesaurus words for "helix":
     cirrus, coil, corkscrew, curl, curlicue, evolute, gyre, involute,
     kink, ringlet, roll, screw, scroll, spiral, swirl, tendril, twirl,
     twist, volute, volution, vortex, whirl, whorl

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

     A hardware description language from Silvar-Lisco.

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Helix, OR -- U.S. city in Oregon
     Population (2000):    183
     Housing Units (2000): 68
     Land area (2000):     0.114338 sq. miles (0.296135 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.114338 sq. miles (0.296135 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            33250
     Located within:       Oregon (OR), FIPS 41
     Location:             45.850847 N, 118.658297 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     97835
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Helix, OR

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