geo-, ge- +

(Greek: earth, land, soil; world; Gaia (Greek), Gaea (Latin), "earth goddess")

geoparallotropic
Characterized by an orientation movement of an organ or structure to bring it parallel to the soil surface.
geoparallotropism
An orientation movement of an organ or structure to bring it parallel to the soil surface.
geopathology
1. The study of the peculiarities of disease in relation to topography, climate, food habits, etc., of various regions of the earth.
2. The science concerned with the harmful effects on the body of environment, topography, climate, food and water supplies, and ecological factors.
geoperception
The capacity of an organism to perceive and respond to gravity.
geophagia
1. The consumption of earth or dirt.
2. The eating of dirt, a form of pica.
geophagism
The eating of soil or clay.
geophagist
1. Someone who eats soil or earth; such as, clay.
2. Anyone who has a form of pica or the indiscriminate craving for and eating of substances; such as, paint chips, clay, plaster, or dirt.
geophagous, geophage, geophagy
1. Feeding on soil; deriving nutrients from soil or the sediment.
2. Ingestion of earthy substances like clay; as a result of starvation, lack of something in the diet, or possibly as a result of mental illness.

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geophagy (s) (noun), geophagies (pl)
Eating clay, consuming soil, or ingesting dirt.
geophilic
1. Living or thriving in soil.
2. Relating to plants that fruit below the soil surface.
geophilomorpha
Small elongated centipedes living in soil and under stones and having more than 30 pairs of legs.
geophilous
1. Dwelling and thriving or growing in soil.
2. A reference to plants that have fruit below the surface of the earth or soil or to animals more properly referred to as burrowing.
geophone
1. A seismic device used to detect vibrations in the earth.
2. A device for detecting sound waves underground.
3. A seismic transducer that responds to motions of the ground at locations on or below the surface of the earth.
4. A trademark referring to an instrument designed to detect vibrations passing through rocks, soil, or ice.
geophysical
Of or concerned with geophysics; for example, "Geophysical sciences."
geophysical engineering
A branch of engineering that utilizes physical and mathematical sciences to find mineral deposits.

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Cross references of word families related directly, or indirectly, to: "land, ground, fields, soil, dirt, mud, clay, earth (world)": agra-; agrest-; agri-; agro-; argill-; choro-; chthon-; epeiro-; glob-; lut-; myso-; pedo-; pel-; rhyp-; soil-; sord-; terr-.