adj. [Gr. amphi, on both sides; pneustikos, breathe]
Refers to aquatic larva having the first and last pairs of spiracles open and functioning; see metapneustic; peripneustic.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • amphipneustic — am·phi·pneus·tic …   English syllables

  • amphipneustic — |amfə|n(y)üstik, ˌfip|n adjective Etymology: amphi + Greek pneustikos of or for breathing, from (assumed) Greek pneustos (verbal of Greek pnein to breathe) + Greek ikos ic more at sneeze 1. of some amphibians : having both gills and lungs… …   Useful english dictionary

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