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anthropology
science dealing with origins, races, customs, and beliefs of humankind
ecology
science dealing with the relation of living things to their environment and to eachother
ethnology
branch of anthropology dealing with human races, origin, distribution, culture...ect
necrology
a list of persons who have recently died
pathology
science dealing with the nature and causes of disease; something abnormal
petrology
scientific study of rocks
physiology
science dealing with the functions of livings things or their organs
sociology
study of the evolution, development, and functioning of human society
biochemistry
chemistry dealing with the chemical compunds and processes in living plants and animals
biology
science dealing with the study of living organisms
biometry
statistical calculation of the probable duration of human life
biometrics
statistical analysis of biologic data
biota
the living plants and living animals of a region
tome
one volume, or "cut", of a work of several volumes; scholarly book
antipodes
parts of the globe diametrically opposite
anthropod
invertabrate with jointed legs
dipody
line of poetry consisting of two feet; a dimeter
pseudopod
temporary extension of the protoplasm to enable the organism to move and take in food
homology
similarity of structure
heterology
lack of correspondance between parts
homonym
sounds the same but different spelling and meaning
heteronym
spelled the same but different sound and meaning
heteroclite
person or thing deviating from the common rule
hyperglycemia
excess of sugar in the blood
hypertension
high blood pressure
hyperthermia
hyperpyrexia
hyperopia
farsightedness
hypodermic
injected under the skin
endocrine
secreting internally
endogamy
marriage within the tribe, caste, or social group
endogenous
produced from within; due to internal causes
endocarditis
inflammation of the lining of the heart
endoderm
membranelike tissue lining the digestive tract
endophyte
plant growing within another plant
exoteric
external; exterior; readily understandable
autarchy
rule by an absolute sovereign
heirarchy
body of rulers or officials grouped in ranks, each being subordinate to the rank above it
geocentric
measured from the earth's center
geodedic
mathematics dealing with the earths shape and dimensions
geology
science dealing with the earth's history as recorded in rocks
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 the government and its policies as affected by physical geography
geoponics
art or science of agriculture
georgic
agricultural; poem on farming
geotropism
response to earth's gravity, as the growing of roots downward in the ground
apathy
lack of feeling or emotion
pathos
quality on drama, speech, literature, music, or events that arouses a feeling of pity or sadness
homeopathy
system of medical practice that treats disease by giving small doses of a remedy which, if given to helthy people, would produce symptoms of the disease
anthropomorphic
attributing human form or characteristis to being not human, especially gods
morphology
branch of biology dealing with the form and structure of animals and plants
pericardium
membranous sac enclosing the heart
perihelion
nearest point to the sun in the orbit of a planet or comet
periodontics
branch of dentistry dealing with mouth diseases
peripheral
outside or away from the central part
periphrastic
expressed in a roundabout way
peristyle
row of columns around a building or court
peritonitis
inflammation of the membrane lining the abdominal cavity and covering the organs (peritoneum)