Definition of spiro- in English:


Pronunciation: /ˈspʌɪrəʊ/

combining form

  • 1Spiral; in a spiral: spirochaete
  • 2 Chemistry Denoting a molecule with two rings with one atom common to both: spironolactone


from Latin spira, Greek speira 'a coil'.

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