Saprospira

noun
Sap·​ro·​spi·​ra | \ ˌsaprəˈspīrə \

Definition of Saprospira

: a genus of large free-living or commensal aquatic spirochetes (family Spirochaetaceae) having neither crista nor flagella

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History and Etymology for Saprospira

New Latin, from sapr- + Latin spira coil

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“Saprospira.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Saprospira. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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