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.

A writing frame designed for use by blind people.
Any graph that represents numerical relationships.
A writer of laws; a legislator.
A reference to the expression of laws in written form.
A written presentation about drawing up laws.
The science concerned with the influence of climatic and environmental conditions on health and disease; also known as, geomedicine.
The geographic distribution of illness, including endemic and epidemic diseases.
Someone who keeps written accounts or descriptions of diseases.
1. A written account or description of diseases.
2. The assignment of names to each disease entity in a group that has been classified according to a systematic nosolology.
3. A treatise on pathology or the practice of medicine.
The systematic description of coins; the descriptive part of numismatics.
A device invented by Lewis Carroll with which one can record one’s ideas at night, in the dark, or when not fully awake.
oceanograph (s) (noun), oceanographs (pl)
A written description of the physical and biological aspects of the oceans: An oceanograph points out such features found in the chemistry, the geology, and the biology of the seas.
oceanographer (s) (noun), oceanographers (pl)
A person who studies and writes about the oceans: As an oceanographer and scientist, Jim's aunt did research on the physical and biological aspects of the seas.

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