pneumato-, pneumat-

(Greek: air, wind, breath; presence of air; spirit)

apneumatic (adjective) (not comparable)
Referring to, or affected by the lack of air: Jenny learned on the internet that the expression apneumatic lungs is used when a person's lungs are devoid of air or have collapsed.
cardiopneumatic (adjective) (not comparable)
Concerning both the air in the lungs and air passages and the heart: Doctors speak of cardiopneumatic movement when the pulsation of the heart stimulates the motion of air in the air passages.
hydropneumatic (adjective) (not comparable)
Regarding something operated by both water and air power: Hydropneumatic methods connect the benefits of two technological principles, the hydraulic system and the pneumatic system.
hydropneumatosis (s) (noun) (no pl)
A condition characterized by the presence of fluid and gas within a tissue: Dr. Little diagnosed Peter as having a case of hydropneumatosis, which was a combination of emphysema and edema, an accumulation of gas and liquid in his body tissues.
pneumatic (adjective), more pneumatic, most pneumatic
1. Concerning, or using air or other gases: At the construction site, a pneumatic drill was used for digging up the street.

The wheels of Gary's bike were equipped with pneumatic tires.
2. Relating to a woman with large breasts: The new woman's magazine was looking for a model with a pneumatic figure.
3. Descriptive of something spiritual: Jane's neighbor had pneumatic beliefs, as distinguished from body and soul.
4. Referring to something filled with air: Birds have bones that are pneumatic, which means that they are hollow and filled with air.

pneumatics (s) (noun) (no pl)
The field of mechanics or physics that is concerned with the mechanical characteristics of gases; aerometry; pneumodynamics: The use of pneumatics is found in many applications, including air brakes on trains, air compressors, dental drills, and pipe organs.
pneumatinuria (s) (noun) (no pl)
The passage of air or gas in the urine: Pneumatinuria occurs as a result of a fistula between the intestine and the bladder.
pneumatism (s) (noun) (no pl)
Pneuma; a vapor that was associated with life: Dating back to ancient Alexandria in the school of medicine, the belief of pneumatism was an initial attempt to explain respiration or breathing, which is certainly a life-giving criterion.
pneumatist (s) (noun), pneumatists (pl)
A supporter of pneumatic chemistry or medicine: Judy found out on the internet that a pneumatist was a follower of the philosophy asserting that physiology concentrated on the pneuma and therefore formed the reasons of illnesses as disorders of this vital concept.
pneumatization (s) (noun), pneumatizations (pl)
The development of cavities in tissues: Peumatization can take place by air cells forming in the mastoid and ethmoid bones.
pneumatized (adkective) (not comparable)
Referring to the presence of air cavities: The most important bones in birds are largely pneumatized with air-sacs or air-chambers.
pneumatocardia (s) (noun) (no pl)
The existence of gas or air bubbles in the chambers of the heart: One cause of pneumatocardia is air embolism.
pneumatocele (s) (noun), pneumatoceles (pl)
A swelling caused by gas or air: A pneumatocele can occur when a cut or tear in the lung tissue fills with air, and this rupture creates the air-filled sac or cavity.
pneumatocyst (s) (noun), pneumatocysts (pl)
1. A lesion occupied with air and existing in bone: Pneumatocysts are found in the ilium, the spinal vertebra, or in the sacrum.
2. The air-bladder of particular aquatic plants: The floats of seaweeds are called pneumatocysts and contain carbon dioxide or oxygen.
pneumatogram (s) (noun), pneumatograms (pl)
1. A diagram or tracing of the movements of the chest in respiration: Following Sharon's examination, Dr. Mount obtained the pneumatogram by means of a pneumatograph or stethograph.
2. A message sent by pneumatic dispatch: Mr. Green read the pneumatogram with the vital information, that was sent to him by the pneumatic communication system.

Word units related to breath and breathe: hal-; pneo-; pneumo-; psych-; spiro.

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