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Medical Term:

spiral

Pronunciation: spi'ral

Definition:

  1. Coiled; winding around a center like a watch spring; winding and ascending like a wire spring.
  2. A structure in the shape of a coil.

[Mediev. L. spiralis, fr. G. speira, a coil]

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