noun Cris·ti·spi·ra \-ˈspīrə\

Definition of Cristispira

  1. :  a genus of large flexuous coarsely spiral bacteria (family Spirochaetaceae) parasitic in mollusks and having a crista along one side of the body

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Origin and Etymology of cristispira

New Latin, from cristi- (from Latin crista crest) + Latin spira coil, twist — more at crest, spire

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capable of being understood in two ways

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