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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.
criminolgy
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, their origin, distribution and culture.
genealogy
account of the descent of a person ot family from an ancestor.
geology
science dealing with the atmosphere and weather.
meteorology
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 whohave died recently.
neurology
scinetific study of the nervous system and its diseases.
paleontology
science delaing with life in the remote past as recorded in fossils.
pathology
1. science dealing with the nature and cause of disease.
2. something abnormal.
petrology
scientific study of rocks.
physiology
science dealing with the functions and of living things or their organs.
psychology
science of the mind.
sociology
study of the evolution, development, and fucntioning of human society.
technology
use of science to achieve a practical purpose, applied science.
theology
study of religion and religious ideas.
abiogenesis
spontaneous generation (development of life from lifeless matter)

antonym - biogenesis
amphibious
able to live both on land and in ater.
antibiotic
antobacterial substance produced by a living organism.
autobiography
story of a person's life written by that person.
biochemistry
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 living microorganisms.
biogenesis
development of life from preexisting life.

antonym - abiogenesis
biography
story of a person's life written by another person.
biology
science dealing with the study of living organisms.
biometry
statisitical calculation of the probable duration of human life.
biometrics
statistical analysis of biologi 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 living together in mutually helpful association of two dissimilar organisms.
anatomy
1. dissection of plants, animals, or anything else for the purpose of studying their structure.

2. structure of a plant or animal.
appendectomy
surgial removal of the appendix.
atom
smallest particle of an element (literally, "not cut" "indivisible")
atomizer
device for converting a liquid to a fine spray.
dichotomy
cutting or division into two; division.
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 vein to diminish the blood suppply.
tome
one volume, or "cut," of a work of several volums; scholarly book.
tonsillectomy
surgical removal of the tonsils.
tracheotomy
surgical operation of cutting into the trachea (windpipe).
homochromatic(adj)
Having the same color
heterochromatic(adj)
Having different colors
homogeneous(adj)
Of the same kind; similiar; uniform
heterogeneous(adj)
Differing in kind: dissimilar; varied
homology(n)
fumdamental similarity of structure
heterolog(n)
Lack of correspondence between parts
homomorphic(adj)
Exhibiting similarity of form
heteromorphic(adj)
Exhibiting diversity of form
Homonym(n)
Word that sounds like another, but differs in meaning and spelling
Heteronym(n)
Word spelled like another, but differing in sound and meaning
Homocentric(adj)
Having the same center; concentric
Homophonic(adj)
Having the same sound
Heteroclite(adj)
Deviating from the common rule; abnormal; atypical
heterodox(adj)
Opposed to accepted beliefs or established doctorines; unorthodox
hyperacidity(n)
Excessive acidity
Hypoacidity(n)
Weak acidity
Hyperglycemia(n)
Excess of sugar in the blood
Hypoglycemia(n)
Abnormally low level of sugar in the blood
Hypertension(n)
Abnormally high blood pressure
Hypotension(n)
Low blood pressure
Hyperthermia(n)
Especially high fever; hyperprexia
Hypothermia(n)
Subnormal body temperature
Hyperthyroid(adj)
Marked by excessive activity of the thyroid gland
Hypothyroid(adj)
Marked by deficient activity of the thyroid gland
Hyperbole(n)
Extravagant exaggeration of a statement
Hypercritical(adj)
Overcritical
Hyperemia(n)
Superabundance of blood
hyperopia(n)
Farsightedness
Hypersensite(adj)
Excessively sensitive; supersensitive
hypertrophy(n)
Enlargement of a body part or organ, as from excessive use.
Hypodermic(adj)
Injected under the skin
Hypothesis(n)
Theory or supposition assumed as a basis for reasoning
Hypothetical(adj)
Assumed without proof for the purpose of reasoning; conjectural
Endocrine(adj)
Secreting internally
Exocrine(adj)
Secreting externally
endogamy(n)
Marriage within the tribe, caste, or social group
exogamy(n)
Marriage outside of the tribe, caste, or social group
Endgenous(adj)
Produced from within; due to internal causes
exogenous(adj)
Produced from without; due to external causes
endoskeleton(n)
Internal skeleton or supporting framework in an animal
Exoskeleton(n)
Hard protective structure developed outside the body, as the shell of a lobster
Endosmosis(n)
Osmosis inward
Exomosis(n)
Osmosis outward
Endocarditis(n)
Inflammation of the lining of the heart
Endoderm(n)
Membranelike tissue lining the digestive tract
Endoparasite(n)
Parasite living in the internal organ of an animal
Endophyte(n)
Plant growing within another plant
Exoteric(adj)
External; exterior; readily understandable
Exotic(adj)
1. Introduced from a foreign country; not native
2. Exitingly strange
Anarchy(n)
Total absence of the rule or government; confusion; disorder
Autarchy(n)
Rule by an absolute sovereign
Hierarchy(n)
Body of rulers or officials grouped in ranks, each being a subordinate to the rank above it
Matriarchy(n)
Form of social organization in which the mother rules the family or tribe. Descent being traced through the mother.
Monarchy(n)
State ruled by a single person, as a king or queen
Oligarchy(n)
Form of government in which a few people have the power
Patriarchy(n)
Form of social organization in which the father rules the family or tribe. Descent being traced through the father.
Geocentric(adj)
Measured from the Earth's center; having the Earth as a center
Geodetuc(adj)
Pertaining to geodesy(mathematics dealing with the Earth's shape and dimensions)
Geography(n)
Study of the Earth's surface, climate, continents, people, products, etc.
Geology(n)
Sciene dealing with the Earth's history as recorded in rocks
Geometry(n)
Mathematics dealing with lines, angles, surfaces, and solids(literally measurement of land)
Geomorphic(adj)
Pertaining to the shape of the Earth or the form of its surface
Geophysics(n)
Science treating of the forces that modify the Earth
Geopolitics(n)
Study of government and its policies as affected by physical geography
Geoponics(adj)
Art or science of agriculture(literally working of the Earth)
Georgic(adj)
Agricultural
Georgic(n)
Poem of husbandry(farming)
Geotropism(n)
Response to Earth's gravity, as the growing of roots downward in the ground
Apogee(n)
Farthest point from the Earth in the orbit of a satellite
Perigee(N0
Nearest point to the Earth in the orbit of a satellite
Antipathy(n)
Aversion; dislike
apathy(n)
Lack of feeling, emotion, interest, or excitment; indifference
Empathy(n)
The complete understanding of another's feelings, motives, etc
Pathetic(adj)
Arousing pity
Pathos(n)
Quality in drama, speech, literature, music, or events, that arouses a feeling of pity or sadness
Sympathy(n)
A sharing of another's trouble; compassion
Telepathy(n)
Transference of thoughts and feelings of one person to another by no apparent means of communication
Homepathy(n)
System of medical practice that treats disease by administering minute doses of a remedy which, if given to a healthy person, would produce the symptoms of the disease treated.
Osteopath(n)
Practiconer of osteopathy
Pathogenic(adj)
Causing disease
Pathological(adj)
Due to disease
Psychopathic(adj)
1. Pertaining to mental disease
2. Insane
Amorphous(adj)
Without definite form; shapeless
Anthropomorphic(adj)
Attributing human form or characteristics to beings not human, especially gods
Dimorphous(adj)
Occuring under two distinct forms
Endomorphic(adj)
Occurring within; internal
Heteromorphic(adj)
Exhibiting diversity of form
Metamorphosis(n)
Change of form
Monomorphic(adj)
Having a single form
Morphology(n)
1. Branch of biology dealing with form and structure of animals and plants
2. Form and strcture of an organism or any of its parts
Pericardium(n)
Membrane enclosing the heart
Perigee(n)
Nearest point to the Earth in the orbit of a satellite
Perihelion(n)
Nearest point to the sun in the orbit of a planet or comet
Perimeter(n)
The whole outer boundary or measurement of a surface or figure
Periodontics(n)
Branch of dentistry dealing with diseases of the bone and gum tissues supporting the teeth
Peripheral(adj)
1. On the periphery
2. Only slightly connected with what is essential; merely incidental
Periphrastic(adj)
Expressed in a roundabout way
Periscope(n)
Instrument permitting those in a submarine view of the surface
Peristalsis(n)
Wavelike contraction of the walls of the intestines which propels contents onward
Peristyle(n)
1. Row of columns around a building or court
Peristyle(n)
1. Row of columns around a building or court
2. The space so enclosed
Peritonitis(n)
Inflammation of the membrane lining the abdominal cavity and covering the organs.