- (of whale, dolphin) orificio (m) or abertura (f) nasal; (of shark, ray) espiráculo (m); (of insect) estigma (m), espiráculo (m)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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Santería is a religious cult, fusing African beliefs and Catholicism, which developed among African Yoruba slaves in Cuba. Followers believe both in a single supreme being and also in orishas, deities who each share an identity with a Christian saint and who combine a force of nature with human characteristics. Rituals involve music, dancing, sacrificial offerings, divination, and going into trances.