holopneustic

holopneustic

[hol-uhp-noo-stik, -nyoo-, hoh-luhp-]
adjective
having all the spiracles open, as the tracheal systems of most insects.

Origin:
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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