tracheole

noun
tra·​che·​ole | \ ˈtrā-kē-ˌōl How to pronounce tracheole (audio) \

Definition of tracheole

: one of the minute delicate endings of a branched trachea of an insect

Other Words from tracheole

tracheolar \ trā-​ˈkē-​ə-​lər How to pronounce tracheole (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of tracheole

1901, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tracheole

New Latin tracheola, diminutive of trachea

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“Tracheole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tracheole. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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