idio-

(Greek: peculiar, one's own, personal, private; of or pertaining to one's self, distinct, separate, alone)

idioagglutinin
An agglutinin that occurs naturally in the blood of a person or an animal, without the injection of a stimulating antigen or the passive transfer of an antibody.
idiobiology
The branch of biology concerned with the study of organisms as individuals or the study of individual organisms.
idioblast
1. A specialized plant cell that differs considerably from others in the same area of tissue. An idioblast is usually thick-walled and lacks chlorophyll.
2. An isolated cell differing in form, in contents, or in wall structure, from neighboring cells.
idiocaucasian
Peculiar to the white race.
idiochlotic
Peculiar to a particular group of people.
idiochromatic
Having a distinctive and constant coloration, used especially of minerals.
idiocracy
Personal rule or government.
idiocrasy
Peculiarity of constitution; idiosyncrasy.
idiocy
1. Extreme lack of intelligence or foresight.
2. An extremely unintelligent or thoughtless act.
3. An offensive term in a now disused classification system for mental disability.
idiodynamic
Independently active.
idiodynamics
A system of beliefs in psychology emphasizing the role of the personality in choosing stimuli and in organizing responses.
idiogamous
In biology, self-fertilization.
idiogenesis, idiogenetic
Spontaneous origin (as of a disease).
idiogenosic
Peculiar to a particular race.
idioglossia, idioglottic
1. A developmental speech defect in which a child substitutes different sounds for the correct ones, so that speech is intelligible only to parents or others closely involved with the child.
2. The invention and use of language by a child or closely involved siblings such as twins that is unintelligible to anyone else.

Cross references of word families related to: "individual, personal": pecu-; privat-, priv-.