adjective per·ip·neus·tic \¦perə̇p¦n(y)üstik\

Definition of peripneustic

  1. :  having spiracles in a row on each side of the body peripneustic insects

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Origin and Etymology of peripneustic

International Scientific Vocabulary peri- + Greek pneustikos of breathing, from pneust- (from pnein to breathe) + -ikos -ic — more at sneeze

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a brief usually trivial fact

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