(a.) Winding or circling round a center or pole and gradually receding from it; as, the spiral curve of a watch spring.
(a.) Winding round a cylinder or imaginary axis, and at the same time rising or advancing forward; winding like the thread of a screw; helical.
(a.) Of or pertaining to a spiral; like a spiral.
(a.) A plane curve, not reentrant, described by a point, called the generatrix, moving along a straight line according to a mathematical law, while the line is revolving about a fixed point called the pole. Cf. Helix.
(a.) Anything which has a spiral form, as a spiral shell.
(1) Digestion is initiated in the gastric region by secretion of acid and pepsin; however, diversity of digestive enzymes is highest in the post-gastric alimentary canal with the greatest proteolytic activity in the spiral valve.
(2) Don't we by chance come across this reciprocal spiral perspective when two people distrust one another without actually showing it?
(3) A great deal of information about the spiral bacteria of the stomach has accumulated in the past 5 years.
(4) Somalia has faced drought; famine; decades of conflict, now involving the Islamist rebels of al-Shabaab among other groups; the absence of an effective, central authority; and spiralling food prices.
(5) Spiral neurons, their fibers and endings as well as inner and outer hair cells express NSE in the isolated organ of Corti in culture.
(6) The binding sites were mainly located on the stereocilia, the cuticular plate of hair cells, the head plates of Deiters' cells, fibrous structures in pillar cells, in the spiral limbus and tectorial membrane and basilar membrane, plasma membranes, mitochondria and the chromatin of various kinds of cells.
(7) When normalized with respect to scala cross-section, the process of tracer movement across the spiral ligament is similar in the basal and third turns.
(8) Tangent-screen studies uncovered neurasthenic spiral fields superimposed on hysterical tubular contractions of both eyes.
(9) The phi-model also gives the noble numbers and moreover orders them in a way that establishes connections with the morphogenetic principles used in models for pattern generation; the order has to do with the relative frequencies of the spiral patterns in nature.
(10) The row had been inflamed over the weekend by a series of leaks about the spiralling price of Gove's free schools and high costs of Clegg's free school meals, giving Labour ammunition to attack the government's education policy in Westminster.
(11) Spiral-like primary dendrites were found and the orientation of secondary dendrites changed.
(12) The main uterine, radial and spiral arteries were identified in all patients.
(13) In animals receiving passive (unstimulated) implants, morphometric analysis of spiral ganglion cell density showed no significant difference in ganglion cell survival between the implanted cochleas and the contralateral control ears.
(14) Later, these vacuoles were divided into numerous vesicular spiral formation-centers, producing micronemes at the apical pole of young merozoites.
(15) During more extended exposure (60 and 90 days) the changes in hair cells of the spiral organ, which included nuclear deformation and disintegration of chromatin, mitochondria and endoplasmic reticulum membranes, became irreversible and caused the decay of injured cells.
(16) The company's value lies in its FM licence for London, with the audience for its national AM licence spiralling downwards in recent years.
(17) The spiral reinforcement at the same time prevents compression of the vein by surrounding cicatricial tissue as well as an aneurysmatic extension of the transplant.
(18) The intensity-measuring device in both apparatuses has a mobile disk attached to a motionless axis by a spiral spring; the clamps have fixing screws in the butts of a spong.
(19) The balance is fragile and the threat of a spiral of decline is not an idle one.
(20) They ran in a spiral pattern in the distal part of the middle cerebral artery.
(v. i.) To breathe.
(n.) A slender stalk or blade in vegetation; as, a spire grass or of wheat.
(n.) A tapering body that shoots up or out to a point in a conical or pyramidal form. Specifically (Arch.), the roof of a tower when of a pyramidal form and high in proportion to its width; also, the pyramidal or aspiring termination of a tower which can not be said to have a roof, such as that of Strasburg cathedral; the tapering part of a steeple, or the steeple itself.
(n.) A tube or fuse for communicating fire to the chargen in blasting.
(n.) The top, or uppermost point, of anything; the summit.
(v. i.) To shoot forth, or up in, or as if in, a spire.
(n.) A spiral; a curl; a whorl; a twist.
(n.) The part of a spiral generated in one revolution of the straight line about the pole. See Spiral, n.
(1) An unidentified Moscow police official told the Interfax news agency that the group used “an internal staircase” to reach the top floor of the building and then used “special equipment” to reach its spire.
(2) One of the few regulations that has been spelt out in black and white is the maximum height limit – so planes don’t have to weave between spires on their way to and from City Airport, five miles to the east.
(3) The medieval church spires of rural England are to bring superfast broadband to the remotest of dwellings, with the Church of England offering their use as communication towers.
(4) San Andreas is a state of contrasts and extraordinary detail, there is always some interesting new nook to chance on, some breathtaking previously unexperienced view across the hills toward the capitalist spires of downtown.
(5) Behold "The Spire", a 398ft needle penetrating the sky; symbol of Dublin's thrusting modernity (or, cynics suggest, the grip heroin holds on some parts of the city).
(6) It’s a factor, but it wouldn’t be correct to say they died as a consequence of the mismanagement.” Miller also worked at Spire Gatwick Park hospital in Horley, Surrey.
(7) With permissions already granted for many more towers, from the Scalpel to the Can of Ham and a monstrous “Gotham City” mega-block by Make, we can say goodbye to a skyline of individual spires, between which you might occasionally glimpse the sky.
(8) North American marine archaeogastropods are mainly equidimensional but with a few disk-like forms and a very few high-spired ones, marine mesogastropods are mainly high-spired but with disk-like forms, neogastropods high-spired, and relevant euthyneurans sharply bimodal, like the stylommatophorans.
(9) When the sun made an appearance mid-morning, it threw a spotlight on the spire of the Saint-Michel basilica and the honey-coloured buildings that face the sweeping curve of the broad river.
(10) JJ Route 100, Vermont All your picture-postcard impressions of rural New England – village greens, white-steepled wooden church spires and roadside diners – can be enjoyed along Vermont's Route 100, which runs the length of the Green Mountains.
(11) Richard Jones, H5's chief executive and former commercial director of Spire Healthcare, told MPs gathered for its launch that, despite the government protecting healthcare from funding cuts, in the long-term high quality healthcare for all cannot be funded by taxes alone.
(12) However, last year it won an Independent Healthcare Award for Public Private Partnerships, for work on a successful partnership with the NHS in Cumbria and Lancashire which also involved Spire Healthcare and Abbey Hospitals.
(13) I live in the northern suburbs of the city, where from my backyard I can see the spires of Catholic and Orthodox churches, the minaret of a mosque.
(14) Its square tower and light resembling a short spire is fine enough to grace any village in the land.
(15) The Breakthrough Centre in Elstree, a joint venture between CancerPartners UK and Spire Bushey Hospital, provides chemotherapy and radiotherapy services, with Elstree Cancer Centre offering patients treatment options.
(16) Its director, John Crisp, said: “Spire suspended Mr Miller in December 2013 as soon as the trust notified us of their investigation into Mr Miller and he has not undertaken any surgery or held clinics at our hospital since.
(17) From the raucous taverns of the Shire to the dreaming spires of Gondor, there will be palpable relief today.
(18) "Following an audit of our members, which includes data on thousands of patients from leading groups including Transform, The Harley Medical Group, Spire Healthcare, BMI Hospitals and The Hospital Group, we can confirm that the average rupture rates reported for PIP implants is within the industry standard of 1%-2%."
(19) It is suggested that close location of chains and their zonal distribution by the section of helix spire forming sublicon wall, should provide the formation of stereohomogenous and complementary successions of biomonomers of different clases.
(20) It is a huge building site now, as the single glass-clad spire of the new One World Trade Centre climbs a little higher into the sky each day.