Pneumo is defined as air, lungs or respiration.
An example of the pneumo prefix is in the word pneumonia, which is the name of a disease caused by bacteria or viral infections that inflame the lungs.
- lung: pneumococcus
- air: pneumoencephalogram
- respiration: pneumograph
- pneumonia: pneumobacillus
Origin of pneumo-ModL, contr.: see pneumono-
- Air; gas: pneumothorax.
- Lung; pulmonary: pneumoconiosis.
- Respiration: pneumograph.
- Pneumonia: pneumococcus.
Origin of pneumo-From Greek pneuma, wind, breath; see pneu- in Indo-European roots, and from Greek pneum&omacron;n, alteration (influenced by pneuma) of pleum&omacron;n, lung; see pleu- in Indo-European roots.