verb (used with or without object), noun
verb (used without object)
to gush or issue suddenly in a stream or jet, as a liquid; spout.
to show marked, usually increased, activity or energy for a short period:
The runners spurted forward in the last lap of the race.
verb (used with object)
to expel or force out suddenly in a stream or jet, as a liquid; spout.
a sudden, forceful gush or jet.
a marked increase of effort for a short period or distance, as in running, rowing, etc.
a sudden burst or outburst, as of activity, energy, or feeling.
a variant spelling of spurt
to gush or cause to gush forth in a sudden stream or jet
to make a sudden effort
a sudden forceful stream or jet
a short burst of activity, speed, or energy
noun, plural spirulae [spir-yuh-lee, -oo-lee] /ˈspɪr yəˌli, -ʊˌli/ (Show IPA) 1. any cephalopod of the genus Spirula, having a flat, spiral shell that is partly inside and partly outside the posterior part of the body. noun 1. a tropical cephalopod mollusc, Spirula peronii, having prominent eyes, short arms, and a small flattened spirally coiled internal […]
noun 1. any of the blue-green algae of the genus Spirulina, sometimes added to food for its nutrient value. noun 1. any filamentous cyanobacterium of the genus Spirulina: processed as a valuable source of proteins and other nutrients
spiruroid spi·ru·roid (spī’rə-roid’) n. A member of the superfamily Spiruroidea. spi’ru·oid’ adj.
Spiruroidea Spi·ru·roi·de·a (spī’rə-roi’dē-ə) n. A superfamily of arthropod-borne, frequently pathogenic nematode parasites of the alimentary tract, respiratory system, or orbital, nasal, or oral cavities of vertebrates.