atmo-, atm- +

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

atmiatry (s) (noun) (no pl)
The treatment of disease by gases or vapors: Dr. Smart told Jane that the best healing method for her ailment would be atmiatry and he gave her some medication for inhaling two times a day.
atmidometric (adjective) (not comparable)
A reference to an atmidometer in which vaporizing water is measured: An atmidometric instrument is used to determine the amount of evaporation of a moist surface into the air at a given time.
atmobios (pl) (noun)
Organisms living above the ground: Atmobios are life forms that thrive directly on the surface of the ground, or those that live on plants or on animals, for example the gall wasps or parasites.
atmocausis (s) (noun) (no pl)
In surgery, treatment of a disease by application of steam; cauterisation by means of steam: Atmoscausis is a healing method applied in cases of haemostasis and to treat specific non-malignant uterine ailments.
atmocautery (s) (noun), atmocauteries (pl)
A device used in atmocausis: Dr. Smith told Mrs. Hathaway that an atmocautery would be used when doing the necessary surgery in her uterus.
atmoclast (s) (noun), atmoclasts (pl)
A piece of rock broken off from its place by atmospheric weathering: Mary's biology teacher showed his students an atmoclast, a fragment of rock that had been chipped off from a bigger rock which was caused by various changes in the atmosphere.
atmoclastic (adjective) (not comparable)
In petrology, referring to a clastic rock composed of rock fragments broken by atmospheric weathering and recemented in the same pattern as the previous arrangement: In his next lesson, Mr. Big, Mary's biology teacher, showed his students an atmoclastic rock which had been consolidated without having the parts transported in any way.
atmoclastics (pl) (noun)
Residual rocks that are formed in place by disintegration and decomposition with little or no rearranging: Atmoclastics are the fragments of rocks that are broken off in place by atmospheric weathering and which have been recemented without rearrangement.
atmogenic (adjective) (not comparable)
Referring to the atmospheric formation of a rock, deposit, or mineral by the action of condensation, wind, or deposition of volcanic vapors: One good example of an atmogenic process is the natural creation of snow.
atmograph (s) (noun), atmographs (pl)
1. A device for recording the movements of breathing: An atmograph is an instrument for registering the varying characters of respiratory movements.
2. In photography, a picture acquired by the process of vapors or smoke: Jane was especially interested in taking photos and developing them as atmogrphs using vapors, or the visible suspension of particles of certain substances in the air.
atmolith (s) (noun), atmoliths (pl)
Any atmogenic rock: In Tom's biology book there was a photo of an atmolith, a rock that had precipitated to the ground from the atmosphere.
atmological (adjective) (not comparable)
Concerning aqueous vapor: The atmological principles and processes of water in the form of vapor, particularly when it is below the stage of boiling and is diffused, interested Mary very much.
atmologist (s) (noun), atmologists (pl)
Someone who is an expert in the science of aqueous vapor: Bob's uncle was an atmologist who did research in the field of science dealing with the phenomena and laws of aqueous vapors.
atmology (s) (noun) (no pl)
The branch of science that deals with the laws and phenomena of aqueous vapor: Mark's mother was a scientist who was involved in doing research in the discipline of aqueous vapor, termed atmology.
atmolysis (s) (noun) (no pl)
The separation of mingled gases by exploitation of their differing diffusibilities: Atmolysis is the division or separation of mixed gases by passing them through a porous partition, the lighter gases diffusing through at a faster rate.

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-.