steno-, sten-

(Greek: narrow, contracted; short)

Constriction of the pupil of the eye.
stenocrotaphy, stenocrotaphia
An abnormal narrowness of the cranium in the temporal region.
One of the auxillary cells in leaves of certain mosses.
Having slender teeth.
1. Having a narrow range of habitat selection.
2. Restricted to a narrow range of habitats and environmental conditions.
3. Capable of surviving only in a very specialized niche or habitat.
Having a slender abdomen; a reference especially to certain insects that later develop large swollen abdomens.
stenographer (s) (noun)
1. Someone who takes dictation by writing it in shorthand: "Mildred was a stenographer who wrote many messages for her boss so he could communicate with his employees and other companies."
2. Etymology: from two Greek words, steno, "compact, little" + grapho, "write, written"; so, a stenographer writes things compactly, usually in a note pad, before producing them into normally written compositions.
stenography, stenograph, stenographic, stenographical
The art of writing in shorthand.
stenohaline (adjective), more stenohaline, most stenohaline
1. A reference to organisms that are capable of enduring only slight variations in salt concentrations: Stenohaline fish are those also capable of tolerating only low concentrations of salt in ocean water.
2. Concerning living things that are limited to or able to live only within a narrow range of saltwater concentrations: Some stenohaline organisms must continually migrate to other water masses when the salinity level fluctuates.
3. Concerning organisms that are only able to live in water of very little gradation in salinity: Goldfish are fresh water fish and are inclined to be stenohaline and would die in an ocean because of its high salinity.
1. A very narrow flow of water.
2. Tolerant of a narrow range of moisture levels or humidity.
3. Having a narrow tolerance of environmental moisture that is characterized by very exacting limits: a reference to certain organisms; especially, plants.
Organisms adaptable to a narrow variation in atmospheric humidity.
A narrow range of ecologic conditions that can be tolerated by a particular species.
stenolumic (adjective), more stenolumic, most stenolumic
Pertaining to the existence of a narrow range of luminous intensities: Underwater microbes are more stenolumic than most fish and they quickly die when exposed to strong light.
stenomorph, stenomorphic
1. Dwarfed.
2. Smaller than a typical form, as a result of a cramped habitat.
Having a very small (narrow) thorax.