Definition of peripneustic in US English:

peripneustic

adjective

Entomology
  • Designating or having a respiratory system in which there is a row of spiracles along each side of the body, all or almost all of which are fully functional.

Origin

Late 19th century. From peri- + -pneustic, after German peripneustisch.

Pronunciation

peripneustic

/pɛrɪpˈnjuːstɪk/