[trey-kee-eyt, -it or, esp. British, truh-kee-it]
- (of an arthropod) having tracheae.
- a tracheate arthropod.
Origin of tracheate
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Examples from the Web for tracheate
No tracheate Crustacea are known, but some terrestrial Isopoda develop pulmonary in-sinkings of the integument.
Hexapoda: tracheate arthropods with head, thorax and abdomen distinct, and only six legs in the adult stage: the true insects.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
The present tracheal respiration of the Tracheata developed at a later period out of respiration through the “tracheate gills.”The History of Creation, Vol. II (of 2)
If the ancestor of the Insecta was, as seems possible, tracheate, this fact alone would rule out the trilobites.The Appendages, Anatomy, and Relationships of Trilobites
Percy Edward Raymond