atmo-, atm- +

(Greek: vapor, steam; air, gas; respiration)

1. The noises in a radio receiver or randomly distributed white spots or bands on the screen of a television receiver, caused by interferences from natural electromagnetic disturbances in the atmosphere and the study of such phenomena.
2. The moods or atmospheres; the ambiances: "Fortunately, the atmosphericses of the conference were friendlier than we had anticipated."
3. Unusual conditions in the atmosphere; such as, those caused by lightning, or the continuous short, sharp noises produced by a radio during these conditions.
An optical system used to simulate images of atmospheric phenomena; such as, cloud formations, storms, and day and night, on the inside of a dome and the term for the building in which this projection system is used.
The oxygenation of venous blood.
1. The scientific investigation of the atmosphere or a written description about it.
2. The scientific study of the phenomena of the atmosphere of a planet, a satellite, or of the sun.

More specifically, the study of the earth's atmosphere; as in, meteorology.

Any ossified tube conveying air to the hollow bones in birds.
Therapeutic use of medicated vapors, to reduce the respiratory rate.
Occurring or working outside the atmosphere.
1. That which conveys no suggestion of tone or mood.
2. Anything that fails to evoke associations.

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