Origin of helicoidClassical Greek helikoeid?s ; from helix, a spiral + -eid?s, -oid
Origin of helicoidGreek helikoeid&emacron;s : helix, helik-, spiral; see helix + -oeid&emacron;s, -oid.
a helicoid generated by rotating and translating a line at a constant rate about an axis to which it is perpendicular
(comparative more helicoid, superlative most helicoid)
- Having the form of a flattened helix
- (mathematics) A minimal surface in the form of a flattened helix.