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.

meteorographic
1. A reference to writings about the science of meteors, or of meteorological phenomena.
2. Relating to a substitute for lithography, in which metallic plates are used instead of stone.
meteorography
The descriptive science of meteors, or of meteorological phenomena.
metrograph
An instrument attached to a locomotive for recording its speed and the number and duration of its stops.
metrography
1. Radiographic examination of the uterine cavity filled with a contrast medium.
2. Graphic procedure used to record uterine contractions.
microbarograph
An instrument used for recording very small changes in atmospheric pressure.
micrograph
1. An instrument for executing minute writing or engraving.
2. A photograph or drawing of something as seen through a microscope.
3. A device that can produce engraving or writing using very fine lines.
micrographic
1. A reference to a drawing or a photographic reproduction of an object as viewed through a microscope.
2. Relating to an instrument used to make tiny writing or engraving.
micrography
1. An apparatus used for miniature writing or drawing.
2. The art or technique of writing with extremely small characters.
3. In psychiatry, abnormally small handwriting, as a symptom of a nervous disorder.
4. An instrument that magnifies the microscopic movements of a diaphragm by means of light interference and records them on a moving photographic film; may be used for recording various pulse curves, sound waves, and any forms of motion that may be communicated through the air to a diaphragm.
microlithography
Any of several techniques for the production of micro scale devices; especially, the production of semiconductor devices using beams of photons or electrons.
microradiography
1. A technique that enlarges X-ray radiographs so that fine, or very small, details can be examined.
2. Radiography under conditions that permit subsequent microscopic examination, or enlargement, of the radiograph up to several hundred linear magnifications.
microscintigraphy
1. Imaging of small anatomic structures by use of a radionuclide in conjunction with a special collimator which "magnifies" the image.
2. Imaging of small anatomic structures by use of a radionuclide in conjunction with a special collimator which "magnifies" the image; for example, the use of technetium-99m in conjunction with a pinhole collimator to image the lacrimal drainage.
microtopographic
microtopographical
microtopography
1. A description of the surface features of a material, of the earth, or other body, on a small or microscopic scale.
2. The description of a particular anatomical part or region; especially, in relation to its very small surrounding parts or regions.
mimeograph
1. A machine that prints copies onto paper from an inked stencil rotated on a cylinder across the pages.
2. Etymology: "a copying machine", from about 1889, invented by Edison; from Greek mimeomai, "I imitate"; from mimos, "mime" + -graphos; from graphein, "to write".

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