adj. [Gr. holos, whole; pneustikos, of breathing]
Having 10 functional spiracles; see polypneustic.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • holopneustic — /hol euhp nooh stik, nyooh , hoh leuhp /, adj. having all the spiracles open, as the tracheal systems of most insects. [1890 95; HOLO + Gk pneustikós pertaining to breathing, equiv. to pneust(ós) verbid of pneîn to breathe (see PNEUMA) + ikos IC] …   Universalium

  • holopneustic — hol·op·neus·tic …   English syllables

  • holopneustic — |häləp|n(y)üstik, |hōl adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary hol + pneustic (from Greek pneustikos of or for breathing, from assumed Greek pneustos verbal of Greek pnein to breathe + Greek ikos ic) more at sneeze : having all… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • ολοπνευστικός — ή, ό εντομολ. χαρακτηρισμός πρωτόγονου αναπνευστικού συστήματος ορισμένων εντόμων, τού οποίου όλα τα στίγματα είναι λειτουργικά. [ΕΤΥΜΟΛ. Αντιδάνεια λ., πρβλ. αγγλ. holopneustic < ολ(ο) * + πνευστικός (< πνέω)] …   Dictionary of Greek

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