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American English: /ˈspɪrəkəl/
, /ˈspaɪrəkəl/
British English: /ˈspʌɪrək(ə)l/

Translation of spiracle in Spanish:


  • (of whale, dolphin)
    orificio (masculine) nasal
    abertura (feminine) nasal
    (of shark, ray) espiráculo (masculine)
    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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