aero-, aer-, aeri-

(Greek: air, mist, wind)

aerograph
1. Any automatic recording instrument for atmospheric measurement that is carried aloft by an aircraft.
2. In general, any self-recording instrument carried aloft by any means to obtain meteorological data.
aerographer
Someone who writes reports about atmospheric conditions.
aerographic
A reference to a description of the atmosphere.
aerographics
The branch of meteorology that studies and describes atmospheric conditions.
aerography
1. A written report about atmospheric conditions.
2. The systematic description of air quality.
aerohydrotherapy
1. The use of air and water, at varying temperatures, to treat disorders of the bodily limbs.
2. The treatment of disease with the application, at different temperatures and by different methods, of both air and water.
aerohygrophilous (adjective), more aerohygrophilous, most aerohygrophilous
Relating to thriving in high atmospheric humidity.
aerohygrophobe
Any creature which is intolerant of high atmospheric humidity.
aerohygrophobia (s) (noun) (usually no plural)
Intolerance of high atmospheric humidity; such as, certain plants: Flora of the tropics should be considered to beĀ aerohygrophobia because they certainly cannot live in the Alps or in the Rocky Mountains!
aerohygrophobous
Intolerant of high atmospheric humidity.
aerohygrophoby
The condition whereby there is intolerance of any high atmospheric humidity.
aeroionization
The electrical charging of particulate matter in the air, as for therapeutic use by inhalation.
aeroionotherapy
Treatment of respiratory conditions by the inhalation of air with altered electrical charges.
aerolite, aerolith, aerolitic
A stony meteorite.
aerologist (s) (noun), aerologists (pl)
1. A specialist in the branch of meteorology concerned with the study of air, especially in the upper atmosphere.
2. Someone who studies total atmospheric meteorology as opposed to surface-based applications.

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Cross references of word groups that are related, directly or indirectly, to: "air, wind": aello-; aeolo-; anemo-; atmo-; austro-; flat-, flatu-; phys-; pneo-, -pnea; pneumato-; turb-; vent-; zephyro-.