tracheole

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noun tra·che·ole \ˈtrā-kē-ˌōl\

Definition of tracheole

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

tracheolar

play \trā-ˈkē-ə-lər\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of tracheole

New Latin tracheola, diminutive of trachea


First Known Use: 1901


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