atmo-, atm- (Greek: vapor, steam; air, gas; respiration).
The treatment of disease by vapors or gases, as by inhalation.
Organisms living in the air; aerial organisms.
Treatment of disease by application of steam.
An apparatus used in atmocausis.
A fragment of rock broken off from its place by atmospheric weathering.
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 geology, of a rock, mineral, or deposit, originating in the atmosphere and formed through the action of condensation, wind, or deposition of volcanic vapors; for example, snow..
1. A device for recording the movements of breathing.
2. An instrument for registering the varying character of respiratory movements.
3. A self-recording atmometer.
Any atmogenic rock.
That branch of science that deals with the laws and phenomena of aqueous vapor.
1. The separation of gases by exploitation of their differing diffusibilities.
2. The disintegration of organic tissue by contact with the fumes of toxic volatile fluids.
3. Separation of mixed gases by passing them through a porous diaphragm, the lighter gases diffusing through at a faster rate.
atmometer, atmometry, atmometric, atmidometer:
1. An instrument for measuring rate of evaporation, usually into the atmosphere; also, evaporimeter.
2. An instrument for determining the amount of evaporation from a moist surface in a given time.
An epiphyte that obtains water by aerial assimilation over its entire surface.
1. The envelope of gases surrounding the earth and held to it by the force of gravity. It consists of four distinct layers, whose boundaries are not precise: the troposphere (extending from sea level to about 5-10 miles [10 to 20 km] above the earth), the stratosphere (up to about 30 miles [50 km]), the mesosphere (up to about 60 miles [96 km]), the thermosphere (up to about 300 miles or more [480 km]).
The upper region of the troposphere is often regarded as a separate region, the exosphere.
Atmospheric disturbances of electrical origin causing interference with communication in wireless telegraphy, television, etc.
The oxygenation of venous blood.
Scientific investigation of the atmosphere, or a written description about it.
Any ossified tube conveying air to the hollow bones in birds.
Therapeutic use of medicated vapors, to reduce respiratory rate.
Occurring or working outside the atmosphere.
That which conveys no suggestion of tone or mood; that which fails to evoke associations.