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apneustic

[ ap-noo-stik, -nyoo- ]

adjective

, Entomology.
  1. having no open spiracles, as the tracheal systems of certain aquatic insect larvae.


apneustic

/ æpˈnuːstɪk /

adjective

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of apneustic1

a- 6 + Greek pneustikós pertaining to breathing, equivalent to *pneust ( os ) (verbid of pneîn to breathe) + -ikos -ic
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Example Sentences

Apneustic: without an open tracheal system; respiration is through the skin or through tracheal gills.

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