spiracle

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Latin spiraculum, from spirare (to breathe).

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spiracle (plural spiracles)

  1. A pore or opening used (especially by spiders and some fish) for breathing.
  2. The blowhole of a whale.
  3. Any small aperture or vent for air or other fluid.

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