tycho-, tych-

(Greek: accident, chance, fortune, fate, providence)

atychiphobia (s) (noun), atychiphobias (pl)
An excessive fear of failure because there are those who have no confidence in themselves or they fear ridicule by others: "The supervisor's evaluation suggested to Tomas that he seek counseling for his atychiphobia because it appeared to be interfering with his work."
dystychiphobia (s) (noun), dystychiphobias (pl)
The fear of accidents with such people who suffer this anxiety is that they might injure themselves or other people or damage property or the environment: "Charles refused to drive a car because of his dystychiphobia because he was always excessively anxious that he might injure a passenger or a pedestrian."

"People who have dystychiphobia (accident phobics) try to avoid risky jobs, atmospheric conditions, a tiring work schedule, and equipment failures."

"Dystychiphobia is related to an abnormal fear of decision-making and a fear of making mistakes."

The difference between cowards and heroes is that cowards fear what they face, and heroes face what they fear.

—Dr. Mardy Grothe
tychastical results (plural used as a singular) (noun)
The summation of what has been determined by investigating an accident; including, an industrial accident: "The police report which provided the tychastical results which were conclusive that Charles was not responsible for the accident."
tychastics (plural used as a singular) (noun)
The study of accidents: "When Mr. Simon decided to work in the insurance business, he specialized in tychastics in order to study such things as industrial accidents."
Tyche (proper noun)
An ancient Greek goddess of fortune, chance, and accident: "The frieze on the wall depicted Tyche and other mythical figures carrying items symbolic of good fortune."

"Tyche has been identified with the Roman goddess Fortuna and they both carried the cornucopia of plenty, the rudder of destiny, and the wheel of fortune."

tychemortia (s) (noun), tychemortias (pl)
1. An accidental death: "The city coroner ruled that Rob's death was in fact an example of tychemortia because he slipped and fell off the building he was working on."
2. Etymology: The tyche in this case is related to the mythological Greek goddess of "chance".
tychism (s) (noun), tychisms (pl)
1. A theory that regards things that happen without being planned or expected as objective realities: "There are frequent debates among scientists over the theory of tychism; such as, variations or changes based on chance about the theory of evolution, and the gradual changes and developments over time."
2. Etymology: Coined by the U.S. Logician, mathematician, and physician, Charles Sanders Peirce (1839-1914).
tychite (s) (noun), tychites (pl)
1. A rare mineral comprised of sulfate-carbonate of sodium and magnesium: "The chemical exploration in Southern California revealed deposits of tychite which is used in borax, a cleaning compound for laundry."
2. Etymology: Coined from Greek Tyche; so called because it was discovered by chance.
tychoparthenogenesis (s) (noun), tychoparthenogeneses (pl)
Exceptional, accidental, or occasional; such as, the reproduction process of some insects and plants which does not require fertilization by a male species: "Aphids are an example of tychoparthenogenesis in that their reproduction cycle does not depend on the mating of parent insects."
tychopelagic (adjective), more tychopelagic, most tychopelagic
A reference to organisms that are normally benthic (bottom), but which have been carried up into the water column by chance factors: "Artesian wells in which the water rises without a pumping apparatus, may be an example of tychopelagic processes that are carried into agricultural systems."
tychoplankton (s) (noun), tychoplanktons (pl)
1. Aquatic organisms occasionally carried into the plankton by unexpected factors; such as, by a violent movements of air or water; they are also known as accidental plankton or pseudo-plankton: "When the botany students analyzed the plant masses off the shore of the lake, they discovered a lot of tychoplankton had been swept into the plankton probably as the result of strong winds and water turbulence."
2. Planktonic forms, particularly algae, that become accidentally entangled among mats of vegetation near the shore: "Bill and Jane noticed a mass of tychoplankton entangled in the seaweed on the beach."
tychopotamic (adjective), more tychopotamic, most tychopotamic
1. A reference to aquatic organisms thriving in the still back waters of rivers and streams: "On his most recent expedition, Dr. Solomon discovered a unique flowering tychopotamic plant that was pink."
2. Pertaining to something that lives in fresh water: "Mary's nephew likes to go fishing for tychopotamic fish in the streams near his farm."

"Tychopotamic plankton are usually found in streams."

A cross reference of other word family units that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "chance, luck, fate": aleato-; auspic-; cad-; fortu-; -mancy; serendipity; sorc-; temer-.