having no open spiracles, as the tracheal systems of certain aquatic insect larvae.
apneustic: without an open tracheal system; respiration is through the skin or through tracheal gills.
Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology John. B. Smith
of or relating to apneusis
(of certain animals) having no specialized organs for respiration
- Apneustic breathing
apneustic breathing apneustic breathing ap·neus·tic breathing (āp-nōō’stĭk, -nyōō’-) n. A series of slow, deep inspirations, each one held for 30 to 90 seconds, after which the air is suddenly expelled by the elastic recoil of the lung.
a temporary suspension of breathing, occurring in some newborns (infant apnea) and in some adults during sleep (sleep apnea) . Historical Examples There appears to be a complete paralysis, and death from apnoea seems to be imminent. A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various In occasional instances, chiefly in children, it […]
a temporary suspension of breathing, occurring in some newborns (infant apnea) and in some adults during sleep (sleep apnea) . n. “suspension of breathing,” also apnoea, 1719, Modern Latin, from Greek apnoia “absence of respiration,” from apnos “without breathing,” from a- “not” (see a- (3)) + pnein “to breathe” (see pneuma). apnea ap·ne·a (āp’nē-ə, āp-nē’ə) […]
an active volcano in the S Philippines, on S Mindanao: highest peak in the Philippines. 9690 feet (2954 meters). a prefix occurring originally in loanwords from Greek, where it was joined to verbs, deverbal forms, and other parts of speech. Among its functions in Greek, apo-, has the spatial sense “away, off, apart” (apogee; apocope; […]