tracheole
noun Etymology: New Latin tracheola, diminutive of trachea Date: 1901 one of the minute delicate endings of a branched trachea of an insect • tracheolar adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • trachéole — ● trachéole nom féminin (diminutif de trachée) Ramification du tube capillaire faisant suite à une trachée d arthropode. (C est au niveau des trachéoles que l oxygène est absorbé par les cellules.) trachéole [tʀakeɔl] n. f. ÉTYM. Mil. XXe; de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Tracheole — (trā kē ōl ) is one of the fine branching tubes of the trachea of an insect, which penetrates the tissues to provide oxygen.It is of similar thickness to a human hair and contains a large amount of enzymes to cleanse the air of unwanted particles …   Wikipedia

  • tracheole — [trā′kē ōl΄] n. [ TRACHE(O) + ole, dim. suffix < Fr < L olus, olum, ola] any of the extremely small, thin walled, respiratory tubules originating from the ends of the smallest insect tracheae …   English World dictionary

  • Tracheole — Tracheen (Singular: Trachee oder Trachea) sind verzweigte Kanäle zur Versorgung der Gewebe eines Tieres mit Luft. Sie sind charakteristisch für die Gliederfüßer (Arthropoda). Im Laufe der Evolution sind sie wahrscheinlich mehrmals unabhängig aus… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Trachéole — Respiration de l insecte L insecte, à la différence d autres animaux ou autres arthropodes, n est pas muni de poumons. Il respire par un système de trachées se divisant en trachéoles, et apportant directement l air aux cellules. Les trachées… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • tracheole — /tray kee ohl /, n. Entomol. any of the smallest branches of an insect trachea. [1900 05; TRACHE(A) + OLE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • tracheole — noun One of the fine branching tubes of the trachea of an insect, which penetrates the tissues to provide oxygen. Derived from diminutive of trachea …   Wiktionary

  • tracheole — tra·che·ole (traґke ōl) one of the minute, fluid filled tubules in which the tracheae of a terrestrial arthropod terminate, which contain air cells and permeate all the body tissues …   Medical dictionary

  • tracheole — tra·che·ole …   English syllables

  • tracheole — tra•che•ole [[t]ˈtreɪ kiˌoʊl[/t]] n. ent any of the smallest branches of an insect trachea • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

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