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.

animatographic (adjective), more animatographic, most animatographic
A reference to the early name for the motion picture camera.
animatography (s) (noun), animatographies (pl)
The creation of short films from a sequence of slides: Animatography is a special form of photographic camera for taking a series of pictures on films.

In the film museum, Mrs. Smart’s class saw an animatography and learned that it was used as a motion-picture projector a long time ago.

anopisthograph (s) (noun), no plrural
Something that has been written on only on one side of something.
anopisthographic (adjective), not comparative
Descriptive of something which has been written only on just one side.
anopisthography (s) (noun), anopisthographies (pl)
Having no writing or printing on the back of anything or inscribed only on one side.
anorthographic (adjective), more anorthographic, most anorthographic
1. A descriptive term for the loss of the ability to write correctly: Dr. McMahon, the professor, presented examples of anorthographic spelling by combining letters that did not represent the sounds which follow the accepted rules or forms of normal words.
2. A reference to creative or imaginative spelling, in variance with the accepted rules for spelling: The local author was noted for her anorthographic approach to forming words with letter combinations that did not go along with the principles underlying accepted usage.
anorthography (s) (noun), anorthographies (pl)
The absence of the ability to write correctly, resulting from injury to the language center in the cerebral cortex of the brain: After her head injury, Judy suffered from anorthography and was unable to write properly.
anthography (s) (noun), anthographies (pl)
The scientific description of flowers.
anthropogeographer (s) (noun), anthropogeographers (pl)
Someone who specializes in the physical features of the Earth and its atmosphere: The anthropogeographer investigates or does research about human activities as they affect and are affected by the distribution of populations and resources, land use, and industries.
anthropogeographic (adjective), more anthropogeographic, most anthropogeographic
1. A reference to the branch of studies regarding the world's distribution of humans based on physical characteristics, languages, customs, and institutions.
2. That department of earthly studies that specializes in the various aspects of the environment as related to mankind.
anthropogeography (s) (noun), anthropogeographies (pl)
A branch of human studies that deals with the world's distribution of people based on their physical characteristics, languages, customs, and institutions: Greg read about anthropogeography as the worldwide distribution of human types by their cultural traits and by their ethnic and racial characteristics.
anthropography (s) (noun), anthropographies (pl)
The branch of human science that deals with the physical features of this world's distribution of the races of mankind and their local variations: Anthropography is based on the physical characteristics, language, customs, and the society or organization of human types by cultural traits.
aortography (s) (noun), aortographies (pl)
1. The radio graphic imaging of the aorta and its branches, or a portion of the aorta, by injection of a contrast medium.
2. Imaging of the aorta by ultrasound or magnetic resonance.
apexcardiography (s) (noun), apexcardiographies (pl)
A noninvasive graphic recording of the cardiac pulsations from the region of the apex, usually of the left ventricle, and resembling the ventricular pressure curve.
apexigraph (s) (noun), apexigraphs (pl)
A device for determining the size and position of the apex of the root of a tooth.

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