noun Sap·ro·spi·ra \ˌsaprəˈspīrə\

Definition of Saprospira

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

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Origin and Etymology of saprospira

New Latin, from sapr- + Latin spira coil — more at spire

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to cast off or become cast off

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