tracheole


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tracheole

(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.

tra·che′o·lar (-ə-lər) adj.

tracheole

the small branching tubes from the TRACHEAE (2) of insects.
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The degree of coiling of ovarian tracheoles was then observed to determine if the female is parous or nulliparous.
In myriapods and insects, oxygen diffuses through the spiracles and along the tracheae and tracheoles to the metabolically active tissues.