noun 1. writing allegedly produced by spirits or supernatural forces.
noun (nautical) 1. deck planking near the bulwarks 2. the interior lining between ports and the overhead interior surface of the cabin
1. a combining form meaning “respiration,” used in the formation of compound words: spirograph. 1. a combining form meaning “coil,” “spiral,” used in the formation of compound words: spirochete. dum spiro, spero [doo m spee-roh, spey-roh; English duhm spahy-roh, speer-oh] /dʊm ˈspi roʊ, ˈspeɪ roʊ; English dʌm ˈspaɪ roʊ, ˈspɪər oʊ/ Latin. 1. while I […]
Spirochaeta Spi·ro·chae·ta (spī’rə-kē’tə) n. A genus of motile bacteria that are flexible, undulating, spiral-shaped rods having flagellalike, tapering ends.