polypneustic

adjective pol·yp·neus·tic \¦pälə̇p¦n(y)üstik\

Definition of polypneustic

of an insect

  1. :  having at least three pairs of functional spiracles

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Origin and Etymology of polypneustic

poly- + Greek pneustikos of breathing, from (assumed) Greek pneustos (verbal of Greek pnein to breathe) + Greek -ikos -ic — more at pneumatic


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