grapho-, graph-, -graph, -graphy, -grapher, -graphia

(Greek: to scratch; to write, to record, to draw, to describe; that which is written or described)

As indicated at the bottom of this page, there is a significantly large number of graphic word-entry groups in this unit. Such an extensive listing is provided to show how important the grapho- element is to the English language.

halography
A treatise or dissertation on the nature and quality of salts.
haplography (s) (noun), haplographies (pl)
1. The accidental contraction or omission in writing or copying of one or more adjacent and similar letters, syllables, words, or lines: Some examples of haplography include "philogy" for "philology" or "mispell" instead of "misspell".
2. Etymology: from Greek haplous, "single" + -graphy, "write".
hectograph
A machine employing a glycerin-coated layer of gelatin in order to make copies of typed or written material.
helicograph
1. An instrument for drawing spiral lines on a plane.
2. An instrument for drawing helices.
heliograph (s) (noun), heliographs (pl)
1. An instrument that reflects sunlight to a remote station; used especially in signaling and surveying.
2. Name given to an engraving obtained by a process in which a specially prepared plate is acted on chemically by exposure to light.
3. An apparatus for taking photographs of the sun.
4. An instrument for measuring the intensity of sunlight.
heliographic (adjective), more heliographic, most heliographic
1. A reference to an apparatus that takes photographs of the sun.
2. Relating to an instrument that measures the intensity of sunlight.
heliography (s) (noun), heliographies (pl)
1. The use of a signaling device that uses flashes of sunlight: Two mirrors reflect heliographies of sunlight on a distant point through a shutter so that messages may be transmitted in telegraphic code.
2. A process where an instrument records the amount and duration of sunshine, often on a strip of blueprint paper.
hepatography
The description of the liver, its attachments and functions; radiography of the liver.
heresiography
A treatise or written documentation about heresies.
herniography
The radiographic depiction of a hernia aided by an injection of contrast medium into the sac.
herpetography
1. A description of serpents; such as, snakes.
2. A description of the herpes disease.
heterobiography
A biography written by another person as opposed to an autobiography.
heterographic
1. Referring to spelling that differs from that which is correct according to current usage; “incorrect” spelling.
2. Characterized by irregular and inconsistent spelling.
heterography
1. Spelling that differs from that which is correct according to current usage; “incorrect” spelling.
2. Irregular and inconsistent spelling.
hierograph
A sacred inscription or symbol: a hieroglyph.

Related "writing" word units: glypto-; gram-; scrib-, script-.