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.

vexillographer (s) (noun), vexillographers (pl)
A person who designs and/or makes pennants and banners: Because of her background in vexillarious history, Catherine was hired by the local legion of war heroes as a vexillographer to design a new standard to carry in the upcoming civic parade.
vibrocardiography
The technique of recording vibrocardiograms.
vibrothermography
A nondestructive evaluation technique used to locate and identify regions of discontinuities in a variety of materials.

It is especially useful for detecting delaminations in advanced composite materials.

videographer
1. A person who makes videotapes with a camcorder.
2. Someone who works in the video medium recording moving images on tape, disk, or other electro-mechanical devices, or even broadcasting live. On a set, he or she is responsible for the camera and lighting.

Typically, videographers are distinguished from cinematographers because they use electro-mechanical cameras while cinematographers record images on film.

videography
The art or practice of using a video camera to make films or programs.
viscerography (s) (noun), viscerographies (pl)
An X-ray examination of the internal organs: The results of the viscerography of Dr. Long's lungs were recorded on photographic film to be read by the radiologist before forwarding it to a specialist.
vitagraph
1. A machine, combining magic lantern and kinetoscope features, for projecting on a screen a series of pictures, which were moved rapidly (25 to 50 a second) and intermittently before an objective lens, and producing the illusion of continuous motion.
2. A moving-picture machine; also, any of several other machines or devices producing moving pictorial effects.

Other common names for the cinematograph are animatograph, biograph, bioscope, electrograph, electroscope, kinematograph, kinetoscope, veriscope, vitagraph, vitascope, zoologyroscope, zoopraxiscope, etc.

white dermography
A white line on the skin, apparently caused either by small blood vessel constrictions or by edema (a buildup of excess serous fluid between tissue cells).
xerography
A dry copying process in which an electrically charged surface retains both the charge and a pigmented powder on areas not illuminated by light from bright parts of the document, so that a permanent copy may be immediately obtained by placing paper on the surface and applying heat to fuse the powder to it; photocopying.
A rapid method of recording a roentgen image by a dry process; xeroradiography.
xeromammography
Xeroradiography of the breast.
xeroradiography
A rapid method of recording a roentgen image by a dry process.

A powdered surface of an electrically charged selenium plate records the roentgen image.

xerosialography (s) (noun, xerosialographies (pl)
A radiographic image of the salivary ducts in which the images are recorded by X-ray photography which uses an electrically charged metal plate instead of film: Xerosialography is a dry and totally photoelectric process for recording images.
xerotomography (s) (noun, xerotomographies (pl)
A form of mammography that records the image of the breast on paper rather than on film: Xerotomography is a term that is rarely used now.
xylograph (s) (noun, xylographs (pl)
A wood-engraving that is either an engraving on wood, or an impression from one; especially, something from the distant past.
xylographer (s) (noun, xylographers (pl)
A wood-engraver; especially, from an early period.

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