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science dealing with the origin, races, customs, ad beliefs of humankind
anthropology
science dealing with the study of bacteria
bacteriology
science dealing with the study of living organisms
biology
science dealing with the action and diseases of the heart
cardiology
scientific study of crimes and criminals
criminology
science dleaing with the skin and diseases
dermatology
science dealing with the relation of living things to their environment and to each other
ecology
branch of anthropology dealing with human race, their origin, distribution, culture, etc
ethnology
account of the descent of a person or family from an ancestor
genealogy
science dealing with the atmosphere and weather
meteorology
science dealing with the earth's history as recorded in rocks
geology
1. scientific study of the forms and structures of plants and animals
2. form and structure of and organism or any of its parts
morphology
account or study of myths
mythology
list of persons who have died recently
necrology
scientific study of the nervous system and its disease
neurology
science dealing with life in the remote past as recorded in fossils
paleontology
1. science dealing with the nature and causes of disease

2. something abnormal
pathology
scientific study of rocks
petrology
science dealing with the functions of living things or their organs
physiology
science of the mind
psychology
study of the evolution, development, and functining of human society
sociology
use of science to achieve a practical purpose; applied science
technology
study of religion and religious ideas
theology
spontaneous generation (development of life from lifeless matter)
abiogenesis
able to live both on land and in water
amphibious
antibacterial substance produced by a living organism
antibiotic
story of a person's life written by that person
autobiography
chemistry dealing with chemical compunds and process in licing plants and animals
biochemistry
destructive to life or living things
biocidal
capable of being readily decomposed into harmless substances by living microorganisms
biodegradable
story of a person's life written by another person
biography
statistical calculation of the probable duration of human life
biometry
statistical analysis of biologic data
biometrics
diagnostic examatino of a piece of tissue from the living body
biopsy
the living plants (flora) and living animals (fauna) of a region
biota
microbe
very minute living organism; microorganism; germ
the living together in mutually helpful association of 2 dissimilar organism
symbiosis
development of life from preexisting life
biogenesis
1. dissection of plants, animals, or anything else for the purpose of studying their structure
2. structure of a plant or animal
anatomy
surgical removal of the appendix
appendectomy
device for converting a liquid to a fine spray
atomizer
cutting or division into 2; division
dichotomy
surgical removal of part or all of teh stomach
gastrectomy
brain surgery for treatment of certain mental disorders
lobotamy
surgical removal of a breast
mastectomy
opening of a vein to diminish the blood supply
phlebotomy
one volume, or "cut", of a work of several volumes; scholarly book
tome
surgical removal of the tonsils
tonsillectomy
surgical operation of cutting into the trachea (windpipe)
tracheotomy
parts of the globe diametrically opposite
antipodes
any invertebrate with jointed legs
ex: insects
arthropod
one who treats ailments of the human foot
chiropodist
verse (line of poetry) consisting of 2 feet; a dimeter
dipody
chiropodist
podiatrist
1. dais; rasised platform
2. low wall serving as a foundation
podium
temporary extension of the protoplasm, as in teh ameba, to enable the organism to move and take in food
pseudopod
utensil, stool, or caldron having 3 legs
tripod
one-legged support
unipod
having the same color
homochromatic
having different colors
heterochromatic
of the same kind; similiar; uniform
homogeneous
differing in kind; dissimiliar; varied
heterogeneous
fundamental similarity of structure
homology
lack of correspondence between parts
heterology
exhibiting similarity of form
homomorphic
exhibiting diversity of form
heteromorphic
word that sounds like another but differs in meaning and spelling
homonym
word spelled like another but differing in sound
heteronym
having the same center; concerntric
homocentric
having the same sound
homophonic
deviating from the common rule; abnormal; atypical
heteroclite
excess of sugar in the blood
hypoglycemia
abnormally high blood pressure
hypertension
especially high fever; hyperpyrexia
hyperthermia