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holopneustic

[hol-uh p-noo-stik, -nyoo-, hoh-luh p-] /ˌhɒl əpˈnu stɪk, -ˈnyu-, ˌhoʊ ləp-/
adjective
1.
having all the spiracles open, as the tracheal systems of most insects.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; holo- + Greek pneustikós pertaining to breathing, equivalent to pneust(ós) verbid of pneîn to breathe (see pneuma) + -ikos -ic
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