Cristispira

noun
Cris·​ti·​spi·​ra | \-ˈspīrə\

Definition of Cristispira 

: 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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History and Etymology for Cristispira

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

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