Translation of spiracle in Spanish:

spiracle

orificio nasal, n.

Pronunciation /ˈspɪrəkəl//ˈspaɪrəkəl//ˈspʌɪrək(ə)l/

noun

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    (of whale, dolphin) orificio nasal masculine
    (of whale, dolphin) abertura nasal feminine
    (of shark, ray) espiráculo masculine
    (of insect) estigma masculine
    (of insect) espiráculo masculine
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • There is a hole called a spiracle behind each eye.
    • It has long been suggested that insects close the spiracles to prevent desiccation, minimizing water loss but exposing themselves to hypoxic stress.