stroph-, -strophy, -strophe, -strophical, -strophism, -strophic, -strophes, strepto-, strept-

(Greek: turn, twist; bend)

diastrophism
epistolatry (s) (noun), epistolatries (pl)
The worship of or an excessive devotion to letters or correspondence; such as, a piece of handwritten or printed text addressed to a recipient and typically sent by mail.
exstrophy
geostrophic
Relating to the deflective forces produced by, or arising from, the earth's rotation.
geostrophy
The balance between the Coriolis force and the horizontal pressure gradient that determines the first-order circulation patterns of the open ocean.

The Coriolis force is an apparent force exerted on a moving object by the rotation of the earth; an object that is moving horizontally above the earth's surface in the Northern Hemisphere tends to show a rightward deflection, and one in the Southern Hemisphere tends to show a lefward deflection.

Described by Gaspard de Coriolis, 1792-1843, A French civil engineer.

monostrophe
phallanastrophe
strophic
strophical
syringosystrophy

Inter-related cross references involving word units meaning "bend, curve, turn": diversi-; diverticul-; flect-, flex-; gyro-; meand-; -plex; streph-; tors-; tropo-; verg-; vers-; volv-.