Pneumo meaning

numō, numə; nyumō, nyumə
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.

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Air; gas.

Pneumothorax.

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Lung; pulmonary.

Pneumoconiosis.

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Respiration.

Pneumograph.

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Pneumonia.

Pneumococcus.

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Lung.

Pneumococcus.

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Air.

Pneumoencephalogram.

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Pneumonia.

Pneumobacillus.

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Respiration.

Pneumograph.

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Origin of pneumo

  • ModL, contr.: see pneumono-

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • From Greek pneuma wind, breath pneu- in Indo-European roots and from Greek pneumōn alteration (influenced by pneuma) of pleumōn lung pleu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition