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English definition of “spiracle”

spiracle

noun [C] uk   /ˈspaɪ.rə.kəl/ specialized us  
in an insect or spider, one of the small holes that allow air in and out through the surface of the body in some fish such as sharks, a small hole behind each eye used for breathing, by allowing water through to the gills
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