spiro

adjective
spi·​ro | \ ˈspī(ˌ)rō \

Definition of spiro

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: of or relating to a compound or system that contains two rings having a single atom in common — compare spir- sense 2

Definition of spiro- (Entry 2 of 3)

: respiration spirometer

spiro-

Definition of spiro- (Entry 3 of 3)

— see spir-

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History and Etymology for spiro

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 23 Sep. 2021.

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