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Origin of atmo-
Words nearby atmo-
WORDS THAT USE ATMO-
What does atmo- mean?
Examples of atmo-
Atmosphere is one of the most common words that features the combining form atmo-. Atmosphere technically refers to “the gaseous envelope surrounding the earth,” but it is also used to mean “air” or “environment” more generally.
The first part of atmosphere, atmo-, means “smoke” or “vapor,” as we’ve seen. The second part, -sphere, ultimately comes from the Greek sphaîra, meaning “ball.” Atmosphere translates literally to “vapor ball.”
What are some words that use the combining form atmo-?
What are some other forms that atmo- may be commonly confused with?
Words that begin with atmo- are sometimes abbreviated as atm. or at.
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Chemical elements such as neon and helium are known as atmophiles. Based on the name, are these elements generally found in solid, liquid, or gas form?