propneustic

adjective
pro·pneus·tic | \prōˈn(y)üstik\

Definition of propneustic 

of an insect larva

: having only the anterior pair of spiracles functional

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History and Etymology for propneustic

pro- entry 1 + Greek pneustikos of or for breathing, from (assumed) Greek pneustos (verbal of Greek pnein to breathe) + Greek -ikos -ic

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