holopneustic

adjective

hol·​op·​neus·​tic
¦häləp¦n(y)üstik,
¦hōl-
: having all the spiracles or tracheal stigmata open
distinguished from apneustic
used of various insects

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary hol- + -pneustic (from Greek pneustikos of or for breathing, from—assumed—Greek pneustos —verbal of Greek pnein to breathe—+ Greek -ikos -ic)

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“Holopneustic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/holopneustic. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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