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anthropology
science dealing with the origin, races, customs, and beliefs of humankind
bacteriology
science dealing with the study of bacteria
biology
science dealing with the study of living organisms
cardiology
science dealing with the action and diseases of the heart
criminology
scientific study of crimes and criminals
dermatology
science dealing with the skin and its diseases
ecology
science dealing with the relation of living things to their environment and to each other
ethnology
branch of anthropology dealing with human races, thier origin, distribution, culture, etc
genealogy
account of the descent of a person or family from an ancestor
geology
science dealing with the earth's history as recorded in rocks
metereorology
science dealing with the atmosphere and weather
morphology
1) Scientific study of the forms and structures of plants and animals
2)form and structure of an organism or any of its parts
mythology
account or study of myths
necrology
list of persons who have died recently; obituary
neurology
scientific study of the nervous system and its diseases
paleontology
science dealing with life in the remote past as recorded in fossisls
pathology
1)science dealing with the nature and causes of diseases
2)something abnormal
petrology
scientific study of rocks
physiology
science dealing with the functions of living things or their organs
psychology
science of the mind
sociology
study of the evolution, development, and functioning of human society
technology
use of science to achieve a practical purpose; applied sciece; engineering
theology
study of religion and religious ideas
LOGY
"science", "study", "account"
biometry or biometrics
statistical analysis of biological data
biopsy
diagnostic examination of a piece of tissue from the living body
biota
plants (flora) and animals (fauna) living in a regiion
microbe
microscopic life form; microorganism; germ
symbiosis
living together in mutually helpful association of two dissimilar organisms
TOMY (TOM)
"cutting", "operation of incision"
anatomy
1) dissection of plants, animals, or other things to study their structure; analysis
2) structure (e.g., of plant or animal)
appendectomy
surgical removal of the appendix
atom
smallest particle of an element
BIO
life
abiogenesis
spontaneous generation (development of life from lifeless matter) (ant. biogenesis)
amphibious
1)able to live both on land and in water
2)attacking with coordinated land, sea, and air forces
antibiotic
germ-killing substance produced by or derived from a microorganism
autobiography
story of person's life written by that person
blochemistry
chemistry dealing with chemical compounds and processes in living plants and animals
biocidal
destructive to life or living things
biodegradable
capable of being readily decomposed into harmless substances by microorganisms (ant. nonbiodegradable)
biogenesis
development of life from preexisting life (ant. abiogenesis)
biography
story of a person's life written by another person
biology
science dealing with the study of living organisms
POD
"foot"
antipodes
parts of the globe (or their inhabitants) diametrically opposite to each other (literally "with the feet opposite")
arthropod
invertebrate (animal having no backbone) with jointed legs, e.g., insects
chiropodist
one who treats ailments of the human foot
dipody
verse (line of poetry)consisting of two feet; a dimeter
podiatrist
chiropodist
podium
1)dais: raised platform
2)low wall serving as a foundation
pseudopod or pseudopodium
(literally "false foot") temporary extension of the protoplasm, as in them ameba, to enable the organism to move and take in food
tripod
utensil, stool, or caldron having three legs
unipod
one-legged support
atomizer
device for converting a liquid to a fine spray
dichotomy
cutting or division into two; division
gastrectomy
surgicall 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 vein to diminish the blood supply
tome
one volume, or "cut" of a work of several volumes; scholarly book
tosillectomy
surgical removal of the tonsils
tracheotomy
surgical operation of cutting into the trachea (windpipe)
homochromatic
having the same color; monochromatic; unicolor
heterochromatic
having different colors
homogeneous
of the same kind; similar; uniform
heterogeneous
differing in kind; dissimilar; varied
homology
similarity in structure
heterology
dissimilarity in structure
homomorphic
exhibiting similarity of form
heteromorphic
exhibiting diversity of form
homonym
word that souns like another but differs in meaning and spelling; e.g., principal and principle
heteronym
word spelled like another, but differing in sound and meaning
homocentric
having the same center; concentric
homophonic
having the same sound or voice (and. polyphonic)
heteroclite
deviating from the common rule; abnormal; atypical
heteroclite
person or thing deviating from the common rule
heterodox
opposed to accepted beliefs or established doctrines, especially in religion; unorthodox (ant. orthodox)
HOMO
"one and the same", "like"
HETERO
"different"
HYPER
"over", "above", "beyond the normal"
HYPO
"under", "beneath", "less than the normal"
hyperacidity
excessive acidity
hypoacidity
weak acidity
hyperglycemia
excess of sugar in the blood
hypoglycemia
abnormally low level of sugar in the blood
hypertension
abnormally high blood pressure
hypotension
low blood pressure
hyperthermia
especially high fever; hyperpyrexia
hypothermia
subnormal body temperature
hyperthyroid
marked by excessive activity of the thyroid gland
hypothyroid
marked by deficient activity of the thyroid gland
hyperactive
overactive
hyperbole
extravagant exaggeration of statement
hypercritical
overcritical
hyperemia
superabundance of blood
hyperopia
farsightedness (ant. myopia)
hypersensitive
axcessively sensitive; supersensitive
hypertrophy
excessive growth or development; as of a body part (ant. atrophy)
hypodermic
injected under the skin
hypothesis
theory or supposition assumed as a basis for reasoning (something "placed under")
hypothetical
assumed without proof for the purpose of reasoning; conjectural
ENDO
"within"
EXO
"out of", "outside"
endocrine
secreting internally
exocrine
secreting externally
endogamy
marriage within the tribe, caste, or social group
exogamy
marriage outside the tribe, caste, or social group
endogenous
produced from within; due to internal causes
exogenous
produced from without; due to external causes
endoskeleton
internaql skeletor or supporting framework in an animal
exoskeleton
hard protective structure developed outside the body, as the shell of a lobster
endosmosis
osmosis inward
exosmosis
osmosis outward
endocarditis
inflammation of the lining of the heart
endoderm
membranelike tissue lining the digestive tract
endoparasite
parasite living on the inside of its host (ant. ectoparasite)
endophyte
plant growing within another plant
exoteric
known externally (outside a select group; publicity) readily understandable (ant. esoteric)
exotic
1) intoduced from another country; foreign (ant. native)
2) strikingly unusual; strange
ARCHY
"rule"
anarchy
total absence of rule or government; confusion; disorder
autarchy
rule by an absolute sovereign
hierarchy
body of rulers or officials grouped in ranks, each being subordinate to the rank above it; pecking order
matriarchy
form of social organization in which the mother rules the family or tribe, descent being traced through the mother
monarchy
state ruled over by a single person, as a 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 through the father
GEO
"earth", "ground"
geocentric
measured from the earth's center; having the earth as a center
geodetic
pertaining to geodesy (mathematics dealing with the earth's shape and dimensions)
geography
study of the earth's surface, climate, continents, people, products, etc
geology
science dealing with the earth's history as recorded in rocks
geometry
mathematics dealing with lines, angles, surfaces, and solids (literally, "measurement of land")
geomorphic
pertaining to the shape of the earth or the form of its surface
geophysics
science treating of the forces that modify the earth
geopolitics
study of govermment and its policies as affected by physical geography
geoponics
art or science of agriculture (literally "working of the earth")
georgic
agricultural
georgic
poem on husbandry (farming)
geotropism
response to earth's gravity, as the growitn of roots downward in the ground
apogee
farthest point from the earth in the orbit of a heavenly body (ant. perigee) culmination
PATH (PATHO, PATHY)
1)"feeling", "suffering"
2)"disease"
antipathy
aversion ("feeling against"); dislike (ant. sympathy)
apathy
lack of felling, emotion, interest, or excitement; indifference
empathy
complete understanding of another's feelings, motives, etc.
pathetic
arousing pity
pathos
quality in drama, speech, literature, music, or events that arouses a feeling of pity or sadness
sympathy
sharing of ("feeling with") another's trouble; compassion (ant. antipathy)
telepahty
transference of the thoughts and feelings of one person to another by no apparent means of communication
homeopathy
treatment of disease with minute doses of a remedy that, if given in massive doses to healthy persons, would produce effects like those of the disease (ant. allopathy)
osteopath
practitioner of osteopathy (treatment of diseases by manipulation of bones, muscles, nerves, etc.)
pathogenic
causeing disease
pathological
due to disease
psychopathic
1)pertaining to mental disease
2)insane