Definition of propneustic in English:

propneustic

adjective

Entomology
  • Designating or having a respiratory system in which only the most anterior pair of spiracles is functional.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Alpheus Packard (1839–1905). From pro- + -pneustic, after German propneustisch.

Pronunciation

propneustic

/prəʊˈnjuːstɪk/