- (of whale, dolphin) orificio (masculine) or abertura (feminine) nasal; (of shark, ray) espiráculo (masculine); (of insect) estigma (masculine), espiráculo (masculine)More example sentences
- Catsharks have moderately large spiracles, or respiratory openings, and five pairs of gill slits.
- Insects ‘breathe’ through a tracheal system, with external openings called spiracles and increasingly finely branched tubules that carry gases right to the metabolizing tissues.
- Its spiracles located behind the eyes allow the guitarfish to remain under the sand for long periods of time and breathe easily by flushing clean water over the gills.
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Guernica is a Basque town destroyed by German bombers fighting on the Nationalist side in the Spanish Civil War in April 1937.