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logy
science/study/account
anthropology
science dealing w/origin/races/customs/beliefs of humankind
bacteriology
science dealing w/study of bacteria
biology
science dealing w/study of organisms
cardiology
science dealing w/action/diseases of the heart
criminology
science study of crimes/criminals
dermatology
science dealing w/skin/its diseases
ecology
science dealing w/relatoin of organisms to their environment/each other
ethnology
branch of anthropology dealing w/ human races/origin/distribution/culture/etc
genealogy
account of descent of a person of famliy from an ancestory
geology
science dealing w/earth's history as recorded in rocks
meteorology
science dealing w/atmosphere and weather
morphology
scientific study of forms/structures of organisms
form/structure of an organism or any of its parts
mythology
account/study of myths
necrology
list of persons who have died recently
neurology
scientific study of the nervous system and its diseases
paleontology
science dealing w/life in the remote past as recorded in fossils
pathology
science dealing w/nature/causes of disease
something abnormal
petrology
scientific study of rocks
physiology
science dealing w/functios of organisms and their orgnas
psychology
science of the mind
sociology
study of the evolution/development/functioning of human society
technology
use of science to achieve a practical purpose/applied science
theology
study of religion and religious ideas
bio
life
abiogenesis
spontaneous generation (development of life from lifeless matter
amphibious
able to live both on land and in water
antibiotic
antibacterial substance produced by an organism
autobiography
story of a person's life written by that person
biochemistry
chemistry dealing w/ chemical compounds and processes in living plants/animals
biocidal
destructive to life/organisms
biodegradable
capable of being readily decomposed into harmless substances by living microorganisms
biogenesis
development of life from preexisting life
biography
story of a person's life written by another prson
biology
science dealing w/stuyd of living organisms
biometry
statistical calculation of the probable duration of human life
biometrics
statistical analysis of biologic data
biopsy
diagnostic exam of a piece of tissue from the living body
biota
Living plants and animals of a region
microbe
very minute living organism
symbiosis
living together in mutually helpful association of 2 dissimilar organisms
tomy
cutting, operation of incision
anatomy
dissection to study their struction; structure
appendectomy
surgical removal of the appendixq
atom
smallest particle of an element
atomizer
device for converting a liquid to a find spray
dichotomy
cutting into 2
gastrectomy
surgical removal of part or all of the stomach
lobotomy
brain surgery for treatment of certain mental disorders
mastectomy
surgical removal of a breast
phlebotomy
opening of a veing to diminish the blood supply
tome
one volume (cut) of a work of serveral volumes
tonsillectomy
surgical removal of the tonsil
tracheotomy
surgical operation of the tracea (windpipe)
pod
foot
antipodes
parts of the globe diametrically opposite
anthropod
any invertebrate (no backbone) w/ jointed legs
chiropodist
one who treats ailments of the human foot
dipody
verse of poetry consisting of 2 feet
podiatrist
chiropodist
podium
dias; raised platform; low wall serving as a foundation
pseudopod
temporary extension of the protoplasm (ameba) to enable the organism to move/take in food
pseudopodium
temporary extension of the protoplasm (ameba) to enable the organism to move/take in food
tripod
utensil, stool, caldron having 3 legs
unipod
one legged support
homo
one and the same, like
hetero
different
homochromatic
having the same color
heterochromatic
having different colors
homogeneous
of the same kind; similar
heterogeneous
differeing in kind; varied
homology
fundamental similarity of structure
heterology
lack of correspondence between parts
homomorphic
exhibiting similarity of form
heteromorphic
exhibiting diversity of form
homonym
word that sounds like another but differs in meaning and spelling
heteronym
word spelled like another but differing in sound and meaning
homocentric
having the same center;concentric
homophonic
having the same sound
polyphonic
having many sounds;voices
heteroclite
abnormal; atypical (adj or noun)
heterodox
opposed to accepted beliefs or established doctines;
orthodox
conforming to accepted doctines; especially in religion
hyper
over, above, beyond the ordinary
hypo
under, beneath, less than ordinary
hyperacidity
excessive acidity
hypoacidity
weak acidity
hyperglycemia
excess of sugar in the blood
hypoglycemia
abnormally low level of sugar in the bood
hypertension
abnormally high blood pressure
hypotension
low blood pressure
hyperthermia
high fever
hyperpyrexia
high fever
hypothermia
below body temp
hyperthyroid
excessive activity of thyroid gland
hypothyroid
deficient activity of thyroid gland
hyperative
overactive
hyperbole
extravagant exaggeration of statment
hypercritical
overcritical
hyperemia
superabundance of blood
hyperopia
farsightedness
hyeprsensitive
supersensitive
hypertrophy
enlargement of a body part from excessive use
myopia
nearsightedness
hypodermic
injected under the skin
hypothesis
theory assumed as a basis for reasoning
hypothetical
assumed w/o proof for purpose of reasoning
endo
within
exo
out of/outside
endocrine
secreting internally
exocrine
secreting externally
endogamy
marriage w/i tribe, caste, social group
exogamy
marriage outside of tribe, caste, social group
endogenous
produced from withing due to internal causes
exogenous
produced from without due to external causes
endoskeleton
internal skeleton or supporting framework in an animal
exoskeleton
hard protective structure developed outside the body
endosmosis
osmosis inward
exosmosis
osmosis outward
endcarditis
inflamation of lining of the heart
endoderm
membranelike tissue lining the digestive tract
endoparasite
parasite living in the internal organis of an animal
ectoparasite
parasite living on the exterior of an animal
endophyte
plant growing in another plant
exoteric
external, redialy understandable
esoteric
inner; private
exotic
from a foreign country; excitingly strange
archy
rule
anarchy
total absense of a rule or government; confusion
autarchy
rule by an absolute sovereign
hierarchy
body of rulers or officials grouped in ranks, each being subordinate to the rank above
matriarchy
form of social organiztion in which the mother urles the family/tribe, descent being traced throught the mother
monarchy
state ruled over by a single person (king or queen)
oligarchy
form of government in which a few people have the power
patriarchy
form of social organization in which the father rules the family or tribe, descent being traced down through the father
geo
earth, ground
geocentric
measured from the earth's center
geodetic
pertaining to geodesy (math dealing w/ earth's shape and dimensions)
geography
study of earth's surface, climate, continents, people, products
geology
science dealing w/ earth's history as recorded in rocks
geometry
math dealing w/ lines, angles, surfaces, and solids
geomorphic
pertaining to the shape of the earth or form of its surface
geophysics
science treating of the forces that modify the earth
geopolitics
study of government and its policies as affected by physical geography
geoponics
art or science of agriculture
georgic
agricultural; poem on husbandry (farming)
geotropism
resopnse to the earth's ravity, as the growing of roots down in the ground
apogee
farthest point from the earth in the orbit of a satellite
perigee
nearest point to earth in orbit of a satelitte
path, patho, pathy
feeling, suffering, disease
antipathy
aversion; dislike
aparthy
lack of feeling, interst, excitement
empathy
complete cunderstanding of another's feelings, motives, etc
pathetic
aroundsing pity
pathos
quality in drama, speech, literature, music, or events that arounses pity or sadness
sympathy
sharing another's trouble, compassion
telepathy
transferrence of the thoughts and feelings of one person to another by no apparent means of communication
homeopathy
medical practice that treats disease by administering minute doses of a remedy which if given to healthy persons would produce symptoms of the disease treated
osteopath
practitionar of osteopathy (treatment of diseases by manipulation of bones, muscles, nerves, etc)
pathogenic
causing disease
pathological
due to disease
psychopathic
pertaining to mental disease; insane
morph
form
anthrpomorphic
attributing humanb form or characteristics to beings not human (gods)
dimorphous
occuring under 2 distinct forms
endomorphic
occuring within; internal
heteromorphic
diversity of form
metamorphosis
change of form
morphology
branch of biology dealing w/ form/structure of organisms
form/structre
peri
around, about, near, enclosing
pericardium
membranous sac enclosing the heart
perihelion
nearest point to the sun in the orbit of a planet/comet
aphelion
farthest point to the sun in the orbit of a planet/comet
perimeter
whole outer boundary or measurement of a surface or figure
periodontics
branch of dentistry dealing w/ disease of bone/gum tissues supporting the teeth
peripheral
on the outside boundary; outsid e or away from the central aprt
only slightly connected with what is essential
periphrastic
expressed in a roundabout way
periscope
instrument permitting those in a submarine a view of the surface
peristalsis
wavelike contraction of the walls of the intestines which propels contents onward
peristyle
row of columns aroun a building or court
enclosed space
peritonitis
inflammation of the peritoneum (membrane lining the ab cavity and covering the organs)