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1. [Gr.] a combining form denoting relationship to a coil or spiral.
2. [ L.] a combining form denoting relation to the breath or to breathing.


, spir-
1. Coil, coil-shaped.
2. Breathing.


, spir-
1. Combining forms meaning coil, coil-shaped.
2. Combining forms meaning breathing.
[G. speira]
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