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variant of pneumato- or pneumono-:
pneumococcus. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for pneumo-


combining form
of or related to a lung or the lungs; respiratory: pneumoconiosis, pneumonitis
Word Origin
from Greek pneumōn lung or pneuma breath
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Word Origin and History for pneumo-

before vowels pneum-, word-forming element meaning "lung," from comb. form of Greek pneumon (see pneumonia).

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pneumo- in Medicine

pneumo- or pneum-

  1. Air; gas: pneumothorax.

  2. Pulmonary: pneumoconiosis.

  3. Respiration: pneumograph.

  4. Pneumonia: pneumococcus.

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