spir-


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spir(o)-

 
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.

spiro-

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

spir-

1 prefix meaning "a coil, or coiled": spiradenitus, spireme, spirillum.
2 prefix meaning "breath or breathing": spiracle, spirogram, spirophore.

spiro-

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