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variant of or :
combining form
of or related to a lung or the lungs; respiratory: pneumoconiosis, pneumonitis

before vowels pneum-, word-forming element meaning “lung,” from comb. form of Greek pneumon (see pneumonia).

pneumo- or pneum-


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