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a combining form meaning “air,” “breath,” “spirit,” used in the formation of compound words:
pneumatology; pneumatophore.
Also, pneumo-; especially before a vowel, pneumat-.
Origin of pneumato-
< Greek, combining form of pneûma; see pneuma Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for pneumato-


combining form
air; breath or breathing; spirit: pneumatophore, pneumatology
Word Origin
from Greek pneuma, pneumat-, breath; see pneuma
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Word Origin and History for pneumato-

before vowels pneumat-, word-forming element meaning "wind, air, spirit, presence of air," from comb. form of Greek pneuma (genitive pneumatos); see pneuma.

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pneumato- in Medicine

pneumato- or pneumat-

  1. Air; gas: pneumatocardia.

  2. Breath; respiration: pneumatograph.

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