adjective am·phi·pneus·tic \¦amfə¦n(y)üstik, -ˌfip¦n-\

Definition of amphipneustic

  1. 1 of some amphibians :  having both gills and lungs throughout life

  2. 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 — more at sneeze

First Known Use: 1857

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capable of being understood in two ways

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