spiro

1 of 3

adjective

spi·​ro
ˈspī(ˌ)rō
: of or relating to a compound or system that contains two rings having a single atom in common compare spir- sense 2

spiro-

2 of 3

combining form

: respiration
spirometer

spiro-

3 of 3
see spir-

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

spir-

Combining form

International Scientific Vocabulary spir- (from Latin spirare to breathe) + -o-

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“Spiro.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spiro. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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