Meaning of spiro-

spiro-

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a combining form meaning “respiration,” used in the formation of compound words: spirograph.

spiro-

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a combining form meaning “coil,” “spiral,” used in the formation of compound words: spirochete.
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