tracheole


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tra·che·ole

 (trā′kē-ōl′)
n.
One of the very small, branching tubes at the tips of the tracheae of an arthropod. Oxygen and carbon dioxide diffuse through the walls of the tracheoles.

[New Latin trāchēola, diminutive of Medieval Latin trāchēa, trachea; see trachea.]

tra·che′o·lar (-ə-lər) adj.

tracheole

(ˈtreɪkɪˌəʊl)
n
(Zoology) a small trachea found in some insects

tra•che•ole

(ˈtreɪ kiˌoʊl)

n.
any of the smallest branches of an insect trachea.
[1900–05]
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