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(Greek > Latin: a suffix; a place for; abounding in or connected with something; a place containing or related to that which is specified by the root)
(Greek > Latin orgia (pl), secret rites)
(Greek > Modern Latin: abnormal reduction, decrease in, insufficient, deficiency. Originally, the meaning was poverty, need; sometimes it is erroneously or incorrectly rendered as -poenia)
Word Entries containing the term: “pl
achromatopsia (s) (noun), achromatopsias )pl)
A rare form of color vision impairment in which the world is seen only in black, white, and shades of gray.

This hereditary disorder of sight is the result of a lack of cone vision; that type of vision which is provided by the cone photoreceptors in the retina.

In the normal human eye, it is estimated that there are about six million cone photoreceptors that are located largely in the center of the retina.

Lacking cone photoreceptors, people with achromatopsia must rely on their rod photoreceptors. There are approximately 100 million rod photoreceptors which are located mainly around the periphery of the retina.

Rods saturate at higher levels of illumination and do not provide color vision or good detail vision.

actinodermatitis (s) (noun), actinodermatitises, actinodermatitides
1. Inflammation of the skin as a result of exposure to sunlight or because of adverse reaction to radiation-skin therapy.
2. Dermatitis caused by exposure to some form of radiation; such as, sunlight, ultraviolet light, or X-rays.
ad (s) (noun), ads (pl
Short for advertisement: Mr. Black placed an ad in the paper to sell his car.
algodystrophy (s) (noun), algodystrophies (pl
A painful wasting of the muscles of the hands, often accompanied by tenderness and a loss of bone calcium: "Bert's doctor told him that his algodystrophy probably started in his hands, or in his shoulder, and it spread over his entire arm, causing his loss of joint motion because of structural changes in his muscles, ligaments, or tendons."

"For some people, algodystrophy may start in the feet or legs and it could be associated with an injury, a heart disease, a stroke, or a viral infection."

This entry is located in the following units: algo-, alg- (page 1) dys- (page 1)
allotridontia (noun), allotridontias )pl)
1. The transplantation of teeth from one individual into the mouth of another.
2. The existence of teeth in abnormal places, as in dermoid tumors.
avunculism (s) (noun), avunculisms )pl)
A custom in some societies where the mother's brothers are very important in the family heritages or in children's upbringing.
This entry is located in the following units: avuncul- (page 1) -ism, -ismus (page 9)
cacophrenic (s) (noun), cacophrenics (pl
Descriptive of behaviors that are associated with individuals of limited intelligence or who are developmentally delayed: The recluse had been isolated for so long, she appeared to have developed some cacophrenic mannerisms which indicated very slow learning or mental deficiencies.
This entry is located in the following unit: caco-, cac-, kako-, kak- (page 4)
certifier (s) (noun), certifiers )pl)
Someone who guarantees or assures.
concocter, concoctor (s) (noun); concocters, concoctors (pl
1. Someone who makes something; especially, ingeniously from a variety of ingredients.
Thesaurus: contrive, invent, devise, formulate, fabricate, plan, develop. 2. An inventor of (a story or an excuse, etc).
This entry is located in the following unit: coct-, cocto- (page 1)
cryesthesia, cryaesthesia (s) (noun), cryesthesias, cryaesthesias (pl
A subjective sensation or an abnormal pathological sensitivity to cold: Rodney had a such a severe cryesthesia that he always stayed home as much as possible with the heaters turned up during the winter.
dextrotorsion (s) (noun), dextrotorsions (pl
A twisting to the right.
This entry is located in the following units: dexter-, dextra-, dextro- (page 3) tors-, tort-, -tort, tortu-, torqu- (page 1)
emetophagia (s) (noun), emetophagias )pl)
Ingesting or swallowing vomit.
This entry is located in the following unit: Allotriophagy (page 1)
fumigatorium (s) (noun), fumigatoria (pl}
An air-tight container or a building in which a gaseous substance is applied; especially, for plants.
This entry is located in the following units: ag-, agen-, act-, agi-, agit- (page 9) fumi-, fum- (page 2)
glossograph (s) (noun), glossographs )pl)
An instrument or device for recording the tongue's movements during speech.
habeas corpus (s) (noun), habeas corpora (pl
That you may have the body: A habeas corpus is a written order requiring a person to be brought before a court or judge to determine his or her legal rights.

When a lawyer intends to apply to a court to obtain a judicial authority, it is fully described as a writ habeas corpus ad subiciendum which requires the prosecutor in the case to bring the accused before a court to undergo ad subiciendum, the action of the law.

A habeas corpus is a feature of British and United States law that protects an individual against arbitrary imprisonment by requiring that anyone who is arrested be brought before a court for a formal charge.

When the court order is executed, a judge hears the complaint under which the person has been detained and rules on the validity of the arrest. If the charge is considered valid, the person must submit to trial; if not, he or she goes free.

happening (s) (noun), happenings pl)
1. An event or an occurrence: "There have been some strange happenings going on during the stormy weather."
2. Etymology: formed from English happen, "occurrence, chance, luck" + ing.
This entry is located in the following unit: hap (page 1)
hypertension (high" pur TEN shuhn) (s) (noun), hypertensions *pl)
1. Any abnormally intense anxiety or stress: Sometimes teachers are very nervous trying to meet all the demands of the students, their parents, other teachers, and the principal; all of which can cause a state of hypertension.
2. Unusually high blood pressure; especially, in the arteries, or a diseased condition of which this is the chief symptom: Some people who are overweight are in a greater risk of certain illnesses, among them are diabetes and hypertension, which in itself can cause further disabilities and illnesses.
This entry is located in the following units: hyper-, hyp- (page 16) -sion, -sions (page 5)
occurrent (s) (noun), occurrents (pl
An actual or observable event: Tornados were big occurrents in many parts of the United States this year.
This entry is located in the following unit: curr-, cur-, cor-, cour- (page 3)
referral (s) (noun), referrals )pl)
1. The act of directing an individual to another place or person for treatment, help, or advice, etc.: Ted's doctor was making a referral to the cardiologist, Dr. Thomas, for more specialized treatment.
2. An individual who has been directed to a more appropriate service, etc.: Dr. Williams, the eye specialist, was accepting new referrals until the end of the month.
This entry is located in the following unit: -fer, -ferous (page 7)
sinistrogyration (s) (noun), sinistrogyrations pl)
A turning or twisting to the left.
This entry is located in the following units: gyro-, gyr- + (page 3) sinistro-, sinistr- + (page 2)
telecurietherapy (s) (noun), telecurietherapies (pl
A medical treatment from a radioactive source; such as, radium, which is located at a distance from the body.
theopneusty (s) (noun), theopneusties )pl)
Divine inspiration; the supernatural influence of the Divine Spirit in qualifying men to receive and to communicate revealed truth.
This entry is located in the following unit: theo-, the-, -theism, -theist, -theistic (page 12)
trichaesthesia, trichesthesia (s) (noun); trichaesthesias, trichesthesias (pl
The perception which a person experiences when any of the hairs of his or her skin has been touched; which is also known as "hair follicle sensibility": Hester closed her eyes and enjoyed the relaxing trichaesthesia when her youngest boy was brushing her hair.
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fabrication (s) (noun), fabrications )pl)
1. A story, a lie, an excuse, etc. that has been invented or made up and is not true: Leslie was told by his mother to quit making up fabrications about how the window was broken by someone else and not by him.
2. The construction of something: It was obvious that the contractor was making a big effort to have his carpenters complete the house as soon as possible so they could start building another one that had been requested by the Roderick family.
A lie or a falsehood which is calculated to deceive another person.
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no-goodnik, nogoodnik (s) (noun); no-goodniks, nogoodniks (pl
1. A worthless, disreputable, or malicious person.
2. A no-good person.
This entry is located in the following unit: Words ending with -nik + (page 1)