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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“Propneustic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/propneustic. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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