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.

1. An instrument that records the temperature and humidity of the air on a single chart.
2. A visual record of temperature and relative humidity readings taken over a period of several days.
The recording of both temperature and humidity.
The recording of the activities of cells as they respond to environmental influences.
A description of the membranes of animal bodies.
The literary history and bibliography of hymns.
An instrument for recording movements made during sleep.
1. Characterized by the depiction of the contours and elevations of the natural features on the surface of the earth.
2. A representation or description of the earth's topological features above sea level, as on a map.
A reference to the scientific study of the earth's topological configuration above sea level; especially, the measurement and mapping of land elevations.
1. The scientific study of the earth's configuration above sea level; emphasizing the measurement of land altitudes relative to sea level.
2. The measurement of the elevation of land above sea level, as on a map.
1. The graphic recording of the strength of uterine contractions in labor.
2. Radiography of the uterus after instillation of a contrast medium.
3. A recording of the frequency and intensity of contractions of the uterus.
A drawing of ground plans for the layout of buildings.
Referring to the art or practice of drawing ground plans for the layout of buildings.
1. Describing a plot of ground.
2. Descriptive of a diagram, usually to scale, of the relationships between rooms, spaces and other physical features at one level of a structure.
1. Relating to the art of drawing a ground plan or a layout of a building.
2. Characteristic of a ground plan or a layout of a building with a horizontal representation of such a building.
A ground-plan; the representation of the horizontal section of a building or a part of it (or, rarely, of some object resting on the ground); also, the plan or map of such a place.

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