[ ap-noo-stik, -nyoo- ]
/ æpˈnu stɪk, -ˈnyu- /
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having no open spiracles, as the tracheal systems of certain aquatic insect larvae.
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Apneustic: without an open tracheal system; respiration is through the skin or through tracheal gills.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith
British Dictionary definitions for apneustic
/ (æpˈnuːstɪk) /
of or relating to apneusis
(of certain animals) having no specialized organs for respiration
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