/brang'kee op nooh"stik, -nyooh"-/, adj. Entomol.
breathing by means of gills, as certain aquatic insect larvae.
[BRANCHIO- + Gk pneustikós, equiv. to pneus- (verbid s. of pneîn to breathe) + -tikos -TIC]

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • branchiopneustic — adj. [Gr. branchia, gills; pneustikos, of breathing] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) Pertaining to a form of respiration in larvae where the spiracles are functionally replaced by gills …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • branchiopneustic — bran·chi·op·neus·tic …   English syllables

  • branchiopneustic — |braŋkēˌäp|n(y)üstik, ēəp adjective Etymology: branchi + Greek pneustos having (such) breath + English ic more at pneusta : having the spiracles replaced by gills used of certain immature aquatic insects * * * /brang kee op nooh stik, nyooh /,… …   Useful english dictionary

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