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SPIRACLE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does spiracle mean? 

SPIRACLE (noun)
  The noun SPIRACLE has 1 sense:

1. a breathing orifice

  Familiarity information: SPIRACLE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SPIRACLE (noun)


Sense 1spiracle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A breathing orifice

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Hypernyms ("spiracle" is a kind of...):

opening; orifice; porta (an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "spiracle"):

blowhole (the spiracle of a cetacean located far back on the skull)

stigma (an external tracheal aperture in a terrestrial arthropod)


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