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

Word History


New Latin, from cristi- (from Latin crista crest) + Latin spira coil, twist

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“Cristispira.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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