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

adjective Entomology.

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

Nearby words

  1. branchiate,
  2. branchiform,
  3. branching,
  4. branchio-,
  5. branchiomotor nuclei,
  6. branchiopod,
  7. branchiostegal,
  8. branchiostegous,
  9. branchlet,
  10. branchus

Origin of branchiopneustic

branchio- + Greek pneustikós, equivalent to pneus- (verbid stem of pneîn to breathe) + -tikos -tic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019