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anthropology
science dealing w/ the origin, races, customs, and beliefs of the humankind
bacteriology
science dealing w/ the study of bacteria
biology
science dealing w/ the study of living organisms
cardiology
science dealing w/ the action and diseases of the heart
criminology
scientific study of crimes and criminals
dermatology
science dealing w/ he skin and its diseases
ecology
science dealing w/ the relation of living things to their environment and to each other
ethnology
branch of anthropology dealing w/ human races, their origin, distribution, culture, etc.
geneology
account of the descent of a person or family from an ancestor
geology
science dealing w/ the earths history as recorded in rocks
meteorology
science dealing w/ the atmosphere and weather
morphology
scientific study of forms and structures of plants and animals; form and structure of an organism and its parts
mythology
account or 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/ the life inthe remote past as recorded in fossils
pathology
science dealing w/ the nature and causes of disease; something abnormal
petrology
scientific study of rocks
physiology
science dealing w/ the functions of living things
psychology
science of the mind
sociology
study of evolution, development, and the function of human society
technology
use of science to achieve a practical purpose, applied science
theology
study of religion and religious ideas
abiogenesis
spontaneous generation
amphibious
able to liev on both land and water
antibiotic
antibacterial substance produced by a living organism
autobiography
story of a persons life written by that person
biochemistry
chemistry dealing w/ the chem. compounds and processes in living plants and animals
biocidal
destruction of life or living things
biodegradable
capable of being decomposed in harmless substances by living microorganisms
biogenesis
development of life form preexisting life
biography
stroy of a persons life written by another person
biology
science dealing w/ the study of living organisms
biometry
statistical calculation of the probable duration of human life
biometrics
statistical analysis of biologic data
biopsy
diagnostic examination of a piece of tissue from the living body
biota
the living plants (flora) and living animals (fauna) of a region
microbe
very minute living organism; microorganism, germ
symbiosis
the livin together in mutually helpful association of 2 dissimilar organisms
anatomy
dissections of plants, animals, or anythingelse for the prupose of studying their structre; structure of a plant or animal
appendectomy
surgical removal of the appendix
atom
smallest particle of an element (literally, not cut)
atomizer
device for converting a liquid to a fine spray
dichotomy
cutting or divsion into 2
gastrectomy
surgic. removal of part or all of the stomach
lobotomy
brain surgery for treatment or certain mental disorders
mastectomy
surgic. removal of a breat
phlebotomy
opening of a vein to diminish blood supply
tome
one volume or cut of a work of several volumes
tracheotomy
surgical operation of cutting the windpipe
antipodes
parts of the globe diametrically opposite
arthropod
any invertebrate w/ jointed legs
chiropodist
one who treats the ailments of the human foot
dipody
verse (line of poetry) consisting of 2 feet
podiatrist
chiropodist
podium
raised platform; low wall serving as a foundation
pseudopod
temporary extension of the protoplasm, so the org. can amke and take in food
tripod
utensil, stool, or caldron having 3 legs
homo
one and the sme; like
hetero
different
homogenous
of the smae kind; similar; uniform
homology
fundamental similarity of structure
heterology
lack of correspondence between parts
heteronym
word spelled like another, but differeing in sound and meaning
heteroclite
deviating from the common rule, abnormal
hyper
over, above, beyond the ordinary
hypo
under, beneath, less than the ordinary
hyperglycemia
excess of sugar in the blood
hypertension
abnormally high blood pressure
hyperemia
superabundance of the blood
hyperopia
farsightedness
hypodermic
injected under the skin
endo
within
exo
outside of, out of
endocrine
secreting internally
endogamy
marriage w/i the tribe, caste, or social group
endogenous
produced form w/i, due to internal causes
endocarditis
inflammation of the lining of the heart
endoderm
membranlike tissue lining the digestive track
endophyte
plant living w/i another plant
exoteric
external, readily understandable
autarchy
rule by absolute sovereign
hierarchy
body of rulers or officials grouped in ranks each being subordinate to the rank above it
oligarchy
form of gov't in which a few people have power
geocentric
measured form the earth's center, having the earth as a center
geodetic
pertaining to geodesy (math dealing w/ the earths shape and demensions)
geophysics
science treating of the forces that modify the earth
geopolitics
study of gov't and its policies as affected by physical geography
geoponics
art or science of agriculture
georgic
agricultural
georgic 2
poem on husbandry (farming)
geotropism
response to earths gravity, as in the growing of roots downward in the ground
apogee
farthest point from earth in orbit of a satelite
path (patho, pathy)
feeling or suffering; disease
apathy
lack of feeling or emotion
empathy
complete understanding of anothers feelings
pathetic
arousing pity
pathos
quality in drma arousing pity or sadness
sympathy
a sharing of anothers trouble; compassion
homeopathy
system of medical practice that treats diseases by administering minute doses of a remedy in which, if given to a healthy person, would produce the symtoms of the disease treated
osteopath
practitioner of treatment of diseases by manipulation of bones muscles nerves, etc.
pathogenic
causing disease
pathological
due to disease
anthropomorphic
attributing human form or characteristics to beings not human, especially gods
metamorphasis
change of form
peri
around, about, near, enclosing
pericardium
membraneous sac enclosing the heart
perihelion
nearest point to the sun in the orbit of a planet or comet
periodontics
branch of destistry dealing w/ the diseases of the bone and gum supportings teeth
periphrastic
expressed in a roundabout way
peristalsis
wavelike contraction of the walls or the intestine which propels contents onward
peristyle
row of columns around a building or court; the space so enclosed
peritonitis
inflammation of the peritoneum (membrane lining the abdominal cavity and covering the organs)