Pneum/o, pneumat/o, pneumon/o, pulm/o or pulmon/o (25/27)

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Pneum/o, pneumat/o, pneumon/o, pulm/o or pulmon/o is a combining form for “lungs”. 

Example Word: pneum/o/thorax 

Word Breakdown: Pneum/o pertains to the “lungs”, -thorax is a suffix that refers to “chest” or “chest cavity”. 

Definition: A pneumothorax is an accumulation of air in the pleural cavity usually caused by a lung injury or chest injury.