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[From Latin spīrāre, to breathe.]
indicating breath or respiration: spirograph.
[from Latin spīrāre to breathe]
spiral; coil: spirochaete.
[from Latin spīra, from Greek speira a coil]
a combining form meaning “coil,” “spiral”: spirochete.
[comb. form of Latin spīra < Greek speîra coil]