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gastrectomy
surgical removal of part or all of the stomach
anthropod
any invertebrate (animal with no backbone) with jointed legs (ex: insect)
lobotomy
brain surgery for treatment of certain medical disorders
chiropodist
one who treats ailments of the human foot
anatomy
1) dissection of plants, animals, or anything else for the purpose of studying their structure. 2)structure of a plant or animal
mastectomy
surgical removal of a breast
dipody
verse (line of poetry) consisting of two feet; a dimeter
heterochromatic
having different colors
unipod
one-legged support
hypoacidity
weak acidity
hyperthermia
especially high fever; hyperpyrexia
hypothyroid
marked by deficient activity of the thyroid gland
hyperemia
superabundance of blood
hypodermic
injected under the skin
exocrine
secreting externally
exogenous
produced from without; due to external causes
exosmosis
osmosis outward
endophyte
plant growing within another plant
anarchy
total absence of rule or government; confusion; disorder
matriarchy
form of social organization in which the mother rules the family or tribe, descent being traced through the mother
patriarchy
form of social organization in which the father rules the family or tribe, descent being traced through the father
geography
study of the earth's surface, climate, continents, people, products, etc.
geomorphic
pertaining to the shape of the earth or the form of its surface
geoponics
1) art or science of agriculture 2) poem on husbandry(farming)
apogee
farthest point from the earth in the orbit of a satellite
apathy
lack of feeling, emotion, interest, or excitement; indifference
pathos
quality in drama, speech, literature, music, or events that arouses a feeling of pity or sadness
homeopathy
system of medical practice that treats disease by administering minute doses of a remedy which, if given to healthy persons, would practice symptoms of the disease treated
pathological
due to disease
anthromorphic
attributing human form or characteristics to beings not human, especially gods
heteromorphic
exhibiting diversity of form
morphology
1) branch of biology dealing with the form and structure of animals and plants 2) form and structure of an organisms or any of its parts
perimeter
the whole outer boundary or measurement of a surface or figure
periphrastic
expressed in a roundabout way
peristyle
1) row of columns around a building or court 2) the space so enclosed
appendectomy
surgical removal of the appendix
phlebotomy
opening of a vein to diminish the blood supply
podiatrist
chiropodist
homogeneous
of the same kind; similar
homonym
word that sounds like another but differs in meaning and spelling
homophonic
having the same sound
hyperglycemia
excess of sugar in the blood
hypothermia
subnormal body temperature
hyperactive
overactive
hyperopia
farsightedness
hypothesis
theory or supposition assumed as a basis for reasoning
endogamy
marriage within the tribe, caste, or social group
endoskeleton
internal skeleton or supporting framework in an animal
endocarditis
inflammation of the lining of the heart
exoteric
external; exterior; readily understandable
autarchy
rule by an absolute sovereign
monarchy
state ruled over by a single person, as a king or queen
geocentric
measured from the earth's center, having the earth as a center
geology
science dealing with the eath's history as recorded in rocks
geophysics
science treating of the forces that modify the earth
georgic
agricultural
perigee
nearest point to the earth in the orbit of a satellite
empathy
the complete understanding of another's feelings, motives
sympathy
a sharing of another's troubles; compassion
osteopath
practitioner of osteopathy (treatment of diseases by manipulation of bones, muscles, nerves, etc.)
psychopathic
1) pertaining to mental disease 2) insane
dimorphous
occurring under two distinct forms
metamorphosis
change of form
monomorphic
having a single form
pericardium
membranous sac enclosing the heart
periodontics
branch of dentistry dealing with the diseases of the bone and gum tissues supporting the teeth
periscope
instrument permitting those in submarine a view of the surface
peritonitis
inflammation of the peritoneum (membrane lining of the abdominal cavity and covering the organs)
tome
one volume, or "cut" of a work of several volumes.
podium
1) raised platform, 2)low wall serving as a foundation
homology
fundamental similarity of structure
heteronym
word spelled like another, but differing in sound and meaning
heteroclite
deviating from the common rule; atypical
hypoglycemia
abnormally low level of sugar in the blood
atom
smallest particle of an element; indivisible
tonsillectomy
surgical removal of the tonsils
pseudopod
temporary extension of the protoplasm, as in the ameba, to enable the organism to move and take in food.
heterology
lack of correspondence between parts
atomizer
device for converting a liquid to a fine spray
tracheotomy
surgical operation of cutting into the windpipe (trachea)
tripod
utensil, stool, or cauldron having three legs
homomorphic
exhibiting similarity of form
heterodox
opposed to accepted beliefs or established doctrines
hypertension
abnormally high blood pressure
hyperbole
extravagant exaggeration of statement
hypersensitive
excessively sensitive
hypothetical
assumed without proof for the purpose of reasoning; conjectural
exogamy
marriage outside the tribe, caste, or social group
exoskeleton
hard protective structure developed outside the body, as the shell of a lobster
endoderm
membranelike tissue lining of the digestive tract
exotic
1)introduced from a foreign country, not native 2)excitingly strange
hierarchy
body of rulers or officials grouped in ranks, each being subordinate to the rank above it
oligarchy
form of government in which a few people have the power
geodetic
pertaining to geodesy (mathemetics dealing with the earth's shape and dimensions)
geometry
mathematics dealing with lines, angles, surfaces, and solids
geopolitics
study of government and its policies as affected by physical geography
geotropism
response to earth's gravity, as the growing of roots downward in the ground
antipathy
aversion; dislike
pathetic
arousing pity
telepathy
transference of the thoughts and feelings of one person to another by no apparent means of communication
pathogenic
causing disease
amorphous
without definite form; shapeless
endomorphic
occurring within; internal
perihelion
nearest point to the sun in the orbit of a planet or comet
peripheral
1) outside or away from the central part 2) only slightly connected with what is essential
peristalsis
waveline contraction of the walls of the intestines which propels contents onward
dichotomy
cutting or division into two; division
antipodes
parts of the globe (or their inhabitatns) diametrically opposite
homochromatic
having the same color
heteromorphic
exhibiting diversity of form
homocentric
having the same center; concentric
hyperacidity
excessive acidity
hypotension
low blood pressure
hyperthyroid
marked by excessive activity of the thyroid gland
hypercritical
overcritical
hypertrophy
enlargement of a body part or organ, as from excessive use
endocrine
secreting internally
endogenous
produced from within; due to internal causes
endosmosis
osmosis inward
endoparasite
parasite living in the internal organs of an animal