serv-, -serve

(Latin: servare, to watch, to keep safe, to protect, to maintain; to preserve)

Don't confuse this serv-, -serve with another Latin serv- which means "servant" or "slave".

archaeological conservancy, archeological conservancy (s) (noun); archaeological conservancies; archeological conservancies (pl)
Any private, nonprofit organization working to save archaeological sites from destruction: An archaeological conservancy works or functions primarily by purchasing threatened sites and protecting the sites until they can be turned over to responsible agencies, such as national parks.

Arte conservatus.
Preserved by skill.
astronomical observatory
A building constructed to house astronomical instruments which allows people to observe objects in space.

An organization that conducts astronomical research through the use of such a structure.

behavioral observation audiometry (s) (noun), behavioral observation audiometries (pl)
A method of watching or studying the motor responses of babies, less than 6 months old, to test sound intensities to determine the hearing threshold: A bahvioral obersvartion audiometry is a type of hearing measurement to test an infant's ability to recognize pitch, volume, etc.
conservation, conservative, Conservative, conserve
conservation (kahn" sur VAY shuhn) (noun)
Preservation or restoration from loss, damage, or neglect: The old manuscripts were saved from deterioration by the program of library conservation.
conservative (kuhn SUR vuh tiv) (adjective)
Descriptive of favoring traditional views and values; characterizing the belief in the value of established and traditional practices in politics and society: Roderick had some rather conservative ideas about the way life should be.
Conservative (kuhn SUR vuh tiv) (noun)
A member or supporter of the Conservative Party in the United Kingdom: Jeremy was a well-known Conservative in the U.K.
conserve (kuhn SURV) (verb)
To keep something safe from being damaged, lost, or destroyed: With so little rain, everyone had to conserve water so there would be enough for the essentials of life."

As a Conservative among the conservative members of the city, Preston voted to support the conservation measures before the parliament which would help to conserve the wild life in the parks.

A preserving agent, a preservative.
cryopreservation, cryopreserve
1. Maintenance of the viability of excised tissues or organs at extremely low temperatures.
2. The process of storing semen, ova, corneas, embryos, bone marrow, or body tissue at extremely low temperatures for future use.
deserve, deserves, deserving, deserved
1. To have acquired, and so to have, a rightful claim to: "He deserves another chance."

Every defendant in court deserves a fair trial."

2. To be entitled to, in return for services or meritorious actions; or sometimes, for ill deeds and qualities; to be worthy to have: "She doesn't deserve the award."

"He has earned a well-deserved vacation for all of the work he has done."

3. To have earned something or be worthy of something: "The volunteer deserved a medal for coming up with a solution so quickly."

"The guide said that anyone who doesn't use the free map when traveling in the mountains deserves to get lost."

4. Etymology: from the early 13th century, from Old French deservir and Modern French desservir, "to deserve, to be worthy of, to earn, to merit"; from Latin deservire "to serve well"; from de-, "completely" + servire, "to serve".