Definition of amphipneustic
1 of some amphibians : having both gills and lungs throughout life
2 of an insect larva : having the first and last pair of spiracles functional
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Origin and Etymology of amphipneustic
amphi- + Greek pneustikos of or for breathing, from (assumed) Greek pneustos (verbal of Greek pnein to breathe) + Greek -ikos -ic
First Known Use: 1857See Words from the same year
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