a combining form meaning “cloud,” used in the formation of compound words: nephometer.
Also, especially before a vowel, neph-.

< Greek néphos a cloud, mass of clouds; see nebula Unabridged
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combining form
concerning cloud or clouds
[from Greek nephos cloud]

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