from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In entomology, having a single pair of spiracles or breathing-orifices, situated at the anal end of the body, as certain larvæ.


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  • This restriction of the breathing-holes to a front and hind pair (amphipneustic condition) or to a hind pair only (metapneustic type) is highly characteristic of the larvae of Two-winged flies.

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  • Har-dee-har-har, cheeky bilby! Thank you sionnach (via ptero.)

    May 14, 2008

  • Sorry, that was cheeky! ;-)

    May 14, 2008

  • You can use your thinking organ anytime you want, dontcry.

    May 14, 2008

  • Thanks to sionnach, you now have the word cephalopygian at your disposal. May it serve you well!

    May 14, 2008

  • What's the word for having one's thinking organ in one's butt? I could use that later today.

    May 14, 2008

  • Having one's respiratory organs in one's butt.

    May 14, 2008