Main definitions of spiro- in English

: spiro-1spiro-2

spiro-1

combining form

  • 1Spiral; in a spiral.

    ‘spirochete’
  • 2Chemistry
    Denoting a molecule with two rings with one atom common to both.

    ‘spironolactone’

Origin

From Latin spira, Greek speira a coil.

Main definitions of spiro- in English

: spiro-1spiro-2

spiro-2

combining form

  • Relating to breathing.

    ‘spirometer’

Origin

Formed irregularly from Latin spirare breathe.