metapneustic

adjective met·ap·neus·tic \¦meˌtap¦n(y)üstik\

Definition of metapneustic

of an insect larva

  1. :  breathing through a single pair of posterior or anal spiracles

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Origin and Etymology of metapneustic

meta- + Greek pneustikos of or for breathing, from (assumed) Greek pneustos (verbal of Greek pnein to breathe) + Greek -ikos -ic


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