hemipneustic
adj. [Gr. hemisys, half; pnein, to breath]
Having 8 functional spiracles; see polypneustic.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • hypopneustic — see hemipneustic …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • polypneustic — adj. [Gr. polys, many; pneustikos, of breathing] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) Having at least 8 functional spiracles on each side, including the holopneustic, peripneustic, hemipneustic …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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