Spiro



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 breathe, I hope: a motto of South Carolina.
combining form
1.
indicating breath or respiration: spirograph
combining form
1.
spiral; coil: spirochaete

spiro- or spir-
pref.

Spiral; coil; coil-shaped: spirillar.

Breath; breathing; spirograph.

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