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branchiopneustic

[brang-kee-op-noo-stik, -nyoo-]
adjective Entomology.
  1. breathing by means of gills, as certain aquatic insect larvae.
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Origin of branchiopneustic

branchio- + Greek pneustikós, equivalent to pneus- (verbid stem of pneîn to breathe) + -tikos -tic
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