adj. [Gr. branchia, gills; pneustikos, of breathing]
Pertaining to a form of respiration in larvae where the spiracles are functionally replaced by gills.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • branchiopneustic — /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] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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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