spiracular
adjective see spiracle

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Spiracular — Spi*rac u*lar, a. Of or pertaining to a spiracle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spiracular — spiracle ► NOUN Zoology ▪ an external respiratory opening in insects, cartilaginous fish, and other animals. DERIVATIVES spiracular adjective. ORIGIN Latin spiraculum, from spirare breathe …   English terms dictionary

  • spiracular — See spiracle. * * * …   Universalium

  • spiracular — adjective Of, pertaining to, of having spiracles …   Wiktionary

  • spiracular — spi·rac·u·lar …   English syllables

  • spiracular — (ˈ)spī|rakyələ(r), spə̇ˈr adjective Etymology: spiraculum + ar : of, relating to, or serving as a spiracle …   Useful english dictionary

  • spiracular depressions — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In Coccoidea, usually found on the margin at the base of the spiracular setae …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • spiracular disk — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In Diptera, a flat area on the caudal segment containing the spiracular openings of aquatic larvae …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • spiracular grooves — see spiracular cleft …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • spiracular setae — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In Coccoidea, setae of various shapes and sizes terminating each spiracular pore band …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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