spiro-


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spiro-

(word root)
1. breath
Examples: spirograph
2. coil
Examples: spirochete

spiro-

pref.
Respiration: spirometer.

[From Latin spīrāre, to breathe.]

spiro-

combining form
indicating breath or respiration: spirograph.
[from Latin spīrāre to breathe]

spiro-

combining form
spiral; coil: spirochaete.
[from Latin spīra, from Greek speira a coil]

spiro-

,
a combining form meaning “coil,” “spiral”: spirochete.
[comb. form of Latin spīra < Greek speîra coil]