anemo-, anem- +

(Greek: air, wind)

Air travel is wonderful. It allows you to pass motorists at a safe distance.

—E.C. McKenzie
Growing in windy conditions.
A kind of pianoforte having strings vibrated by air currents.
anemochore (s) (noun), anemochores (pl)
Dispersal of seeds, fruits, or other plant parts by wind.

The term is also specifically applied to a plant that retains its seeds through the winter for wind distribution in the spring.

In geology, a rock fragment that has been broken off and rounded by the actions of the wind.
anemoclastic (s), anemoclastics (pl) (adjective forms)
1. Referring to rocks that were broken by wind erosion and rounded by wind actions.
2. Particles of rocks or single crystals which have been derived from wind, weathering, and erosion.
anemocracy (s) (noun), anemocracies (pl)
A government controlled by the wind or by political decisions instead of serious research and practical applications: The miserable state of an anemocracy is when people who put their trust in irrational procedures are merely governed by the "windy" impractical arguments of politicians.
1. An automatically-marked record of wind-pressure.
2. A prepared sheet marked by an anemograph.
anemograph (s) (noun), anemographs (pl)
An instrument that is designed to produce a permanent record of the speed, and sometimes the direction and force of the wind, as measured by an anemometer.
anemographic (adjective), more anemographic, most anemographic
A reference to an instrument that records on paper the directions and forces of the wind during a normal condition or stormy weather.
anemographical (adjective), more anemographical, most anemographical
Referring to a recording anemometer, or an instrument, that records the directions and forces of the wind in various kinds of weather.
anemography (s) (noun), anemographies (pl)
The system of recording the directions and forces of the wind.
A reference to to the study of winds.
anemology (s) (noun) (normally used only in the singular)
The scientific study and investigation of the movements of air in natural conditions: The government officials invited three specialists in anemology to complete a study relating to the use of wind turbines.
The science and study of winds.
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An instrument that measures wind speed, typically consisting of three or four hemispherical cups attached to the ends of arms that radiate from a vertical spindle, so as to be rotated by an air current.
A reference to the study of measuring and recording the directions and speeds or forces of winds, including their vertical components.

Cross references of word groups that are related, directly or indirectly, to: "air, wind": aello-; aeolo-; aero-; atmo-; austro-; flat-, flatu-; phys-; pneo-, -pnea; pneumato-; turb-; vent-; zephyro-.