gram-, -gram-, -gram, -grammatic, -grammatical, -grammatically, -gramme, -grammic +

(Greek: write, writing, something written, a written record, a recording; letters; words; later, a small weight, a unit of mass in the metric system)

A unit of weight in the metric system from 1797 gramme, borrowing of French gramme, from Late Latin gramma, "small weight"; from Greek gramma, "small weight"; originally, "something written"; from the stem of graphein, "to draw, to write".

—Compiled from information located in;
The Barnhart Dictionary of Etymology; Robert K. Barnhart, Editor;
The H.W. Wilson Company; New York; 1988; page 445.
accelerogram (s), accelerograms (pl) (nouns)
1. A record, or graph, of the acceleration of tremors occurring in an earthquake.
2. A tracing produced by an accelerograph (an apparatus for recording the succession of pressures developed in a power-chamber by the combustion of a charge.
achillogram (s) (noun), achillograms (pl)
A reflexogram of the Achilles tendon reflex: An achillogram is part of a method of examination regarding an artery that has caused a muscle insufficiency.
acoustogram, acoustigram (s) (noun); acoustograms, acoustigrams (pl)
The graphic tracing of the curves, delineated in frequencies per second and decibel levels, of sounds produced by motion of a body joint: "When applied to a knee joint, an acoustogram will show the sound of the moving semilunar cartilages, the moving contact between the articular surfaces of the femur and tibia, and the circulation of the synovia."
1. The use of all of the letters from a word to form the first letter of each of the words that may be formed from the letters of the first word; for example, using the word “dare” to form four words beginning with “d”, “a”, “r”, and “e”.
2. Using the letters of a word as a basis for forming lines of poetry or lines in a song, etc. by referring to each of the letters of the base word.
An obsolete synonym for a radiograph.
A roentgenogram of one or both adrenal glands.
1. A roentgenogram of an organ afer it has been injected with air; also called pneumogram.
2. A letter designed for airmail consisting of a single sheet of lightweight paper that, once written on, can be folded and sealed to form an envelope.
1. A message sent “through the air”, i.e. by radio.
2. An X-ray photograph of an organ injected with air.
3. At one time, a telegram conveyed on part of its journey by an aeroplane (airplane).
agrammaphasia (s) (noun), agrammaphasias (pl)
Ungrammatical speech: Agrammaphasia is a form of aphasia, in which Susan, with this disability, forms words into a sentence without regard for any of the grammatical rules.

Agrammaphasias are usually caused by a cerebral disease that is characterized by an inability to construct a grammatical or intelligible sentence while still having the ability to speak single words.

A form of aphasia characterized by an inability to construct a grammatical sentence, and the use of unintelligible or incorrect words; caused by a lesion in the dominant temporal lobe.
A rarely used term for an unlearned, illiterate person.
1. A transposition of the letters of a word, name, or phrase, whereby a new word or phrase is formed.
2. A word or phrase that contains all the letters of another word or phrase in a different order; for example, "no more stars" is an anagram of "astronomers".

The word "now" is an anagram of "won" and "dread" is an anagram of "adder" (or vice versa in each example). Other interesting anagrams came from William Shakespear: "We all make his praise" and "I ask me has Will a peer?" Samuel Butler had a novel titled, Erewhon, which is an anagram of "Nowhere".

Another famous anagram comes from Pilate's question as seen in the Bible; John 18:38, Quid est veritus? (What is truth?) Vir est qui adest. (It is the man before you.) Pilate is not credited with having arranged this anagram.

The Bible passage merely says, "Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find in him no fault [crime] at all." The point is, there is no reason to believe that Pilate compiled the anagram!

Man's security comes from within himself, and the security of all men is founded upon the security of the individual.

—Manly Hall
Related to anagrams or containing or making an anagram (a word or phrase spelled by rearranging the letters of another word or phrase).

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