vita-, vito-, vit- +

(Latin: life, living, pertaining to life, essential to life)

ad vitam
To or for life.

A legal term found in some wills, meaning, "for use only during a person's life."

aquavitae
"Water of life"; strong alcoholic spirits.
arbor vitae, arborvitae
1. Any of several North American or eastern Asian evergreen trees or shrubs of the genus Thuja, having flattened branchlets with opposite, scalelike leaves and small cones.

They are grown as ornamentals and for timber.

2. The white nerve tissue of the cerebellum, which has a treelike outline in a median section.
aut vitam aut culpam
For life or until misconduct.

Also translated as, "Just behave yourself." This advice is probably applicable to those who receive lifetime appointments and are therefore being warned that such an appointment is not intended to be entirely unconditional.

avitaminosis
A physical condition resulting from a lack of vitamins in the diet.
Calicem vitae dedisti mihi in mortem.
The cup of life is the cup of death.

Motto of German Emperor Henry VII of Luxembourg (1308-1313).

curriculum vitae, cv. (s) (noun), curricula vitae (pl)
1. A summary of one's education, professional history, and job qualifications; usually, for a prospective employer: Dr. Jones recommended that his students have their curricula vitae prepared well in advance of applying for their desired occupation.

Curriculum vitae is also called vita or vitae; a brief biographical résumé of a person's career and training, which is usually prepared by someone who is applying for a job or a professional career.

2. Etymology: from Latin, curriculum vitae, "the race of life"; from curriculum, "course" + vitae; from vita, "life".
devitalization
1. The deprivation of vitality or life, as of a tissue.
2. Deprivation of vitality (relating to life, either animal or vegetable) or of vital (living) properties.
3. In dentistry, the process by which tooth pulp is destroyed; such as, by chemical means, by infection, or by extirpation (removal).
devitalize, devitlise (British)
1. To deprive of vitality or of life or vital properties.
2. To make lifeless; to weaken.
3. To deprive something of its strength, vigor, or life.
dysvitaminosis
Any disease resulting from an intake of too little of a given vitamin (as beriberi, rickets, or pellagra); or too much of a given vitamin; a disorder due to an excess or deficiency of a vitamin.
Ego sum via veritas et vita.
I am the way, the truth, and the life.

Motto seen over the entrance to St. Steven's Basilica in Budapest, Hungary.

Estot velocior vita.
Be swifter than life.
Fons vitae sapientia.
Wisdom is the fountain of life.

Motto of Trent College, U.K.

Habebunt lumen vitae.
They shall have the light of life.

Motto of Atlantic Christian College, Wilson, North Carolina, USA.

hypervitaminosis A
A symptom complex resulting from ingestion of excessive amounts of vitamin A, with hair loss, skin disorders, headache, bone and joint pain, anorexia, fatigue, irritability, hyperostosis, hepatosplenomegaly, papilledema, and pseudotumor cerebri (increased pressure within the brain in the absence of a tumor).

Related life, live-word units: anima-; bio-; -cole; viva-.