[hol-uh p-noo-stik, -nyoo-, hoh-luh p-]


having all the spiracles open, as the tracheal systems of most insects.

Nearby words

  1. holophrasis,
  2. holophrastic,
  3. holophyte,
  4. holophytic,
  5. holoplankton,
  6. holoprosencephaly,
  7. holorachischisis,
  8. holosericeous,
  9. holosystolic,
  10. holothurian

Origin of holopneustic

1890–95; holo- + Greek pneustikós pertaining to breathing, equivalent to pneust(ós) verbid of pneîn to breathe (see pneuma) + -ikos -ic

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