\\|meˌtap|n(y)üstik\ adjective
Etymology: meta- + Greek pneustikos of or for breathing, from (assumed) Greek pneustos (verbal of Greek pnein to breathe) + Greek -ikos -ic — more at sneeze
of an insect larva : breathing through a single pair of posterior or anal spiracles

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  • metapneustic — met·ap·neus·tic …   English syllables

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  • amphipneustic — adj. [Gr. amphi, on both sides; pneustikos, breathe] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) Refers to aquatic larva having the first and last pairs of spiracles open and functioning; see metapneustic; peripneustic …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • oligopneustic — adj. [Gr. oligos, few; pneustikos, of breathing] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) Having one or two functional spiracles on each side, including the amphipneustic, metapneustic and propneustic …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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