a combining form meaning “mind,” “diaphragm,” used in the formation of compound words: phrenology.
Also, especially before a vowel, phren-.

< Greek phreno-, combining form representing phrḗn mind, diaphragm Unabridged
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phreno- or (before a vowel) phren-
combining form
1.  mind or brain: phrenology
2.  of or relating to the diaphragm: phrenic
[from Greek phrēn mind, diaphragm]
phren- or (before a vowel) phren-
combining form
[from Greek phrēn mind, diaphragm]

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phreno- or phren- or phreni-

  1. Mind: phrenoplegia.

  2. Diaphragm: phrenogastric.

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