branchiopneustic

[ brang-kee-op-noo-stik, -nyoo- ]

adjectiveEntomology.
  1. breathing by means of gills, as certain aquatic insect larvae.

Origin of branchiopneustic

1
branchio- + Greek pneustikós, equivalent to pneus- (verbid stem of pneîn to breathe) + -tikos-tic

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