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apneustic

[ap-noo-stik, -nyoo-] /æpˈnu stɪk, -ˈnyu-/
adjective, Entomology.
1.
having no open spiracles, as the tracheal systems of certain aquatic insect larvae.
Origin of apneustic
a-6 + Greek pneustikós pertaining to breathing, equivalent to *pneust(os) (verbid of pneîn to breathe) + -ikos -ic
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apneustic

/æpˈnuːstɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to apneusis
2.
(of certain animals) having no specialized organs for respiration
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