Saprospira

noun

Sap·​ro·​spi·​ra
ˌsaprəˈspīrə
: a genus of large free-living or commensal aquatic spirochetes (family Spirochaetaceae) having neither crista nor flagella

Word History

Etymology

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 19 Jun. 2024.

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