tracheole

noun

tra·​che·​ole ˈtrā-kē-ˌōl How to pronounce tracheole (audio)
: one of the minute delicate endings of a branched trachea of an insect
tracheolar adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin tracheola, diminutive of trachea

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tracheole was in 1901

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“Tracheole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tracheole. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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