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From Ancient Greek πνεῦμα (pneûma, vapor) + λύειν (lúein, to set free); synchronically, pneumato- +‎ -lysis.

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pneumatolysis (plural pneumatolyses)

  1. (geology) the alteration of rocks and minerals by gases or magmatic fluid within volcanos etc

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