from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Relating to a helix; spiral.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Curled; spiral; helicoid; -- applied esp. to certain arteries of the penis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In anatomy: Coiled: as, the helicine arteries (the small coiling arterial twigs of the penis or clitoris).
  • Pertaining to the helix of the ear: as, the helicine fossa.


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  • Some of these arteries end in a capillary net-work, the branches of which open directly into the cavernous spaces; others assume a tendril-like appearance, and form convoluted and somewhat dilated vessels, which were named by Müller helicine arteries.

    XI. Splanchnology. 3c. 5. The Penis


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