anemo-, anem- +
(Greek: air, wind)
Air travel is wonderful. It allows you to pass motorists at a safe distance.
anemophoby (s) (noun),, anemophobies (pl)
Morbid or irrational fear of drafts or of the wind: Because of Judy's anemophoby, she never wanted to live next to the sea or ocean where there was always a wind current.
anemophyte (s) (noun), anemophytes (pl)
A plant occurring in windswept environments: Anemonphytes thrive best in holes or depressions that are formed by the wind in sand dunes near the sea or ocean.
anemoplankton (s) (noun), anemoplankton (pl)
A wind-borne organism that floats in the wind; aerial plankton: The anemoplankton that Greg read about in his biology book were tiny forms of life that were carried by air currents.
anemoscope (s) (noun), anemoscopes (pl)
An instrument used to detect and to measure the direction of slow-moving air currents or wind directions: Greg was so interested in weather changes that he bought an anemoscope to indicate and to record wind direction and also to predict weather changes.
anemosis (s) (noun) (no pl)
A separation in the rings in tree trunks; wind shake: Anemones is a condition in which the annual layers of certain trees are separated from one another, frequently attributed to the effects of strong winds bending the tree trunks, although some believe the conditions result from exposure to frost or lightning.
anemotactic (adjective) (not comparable)
Concerning a directed reaction of a motile organism towards (positive) or away from (negative) wind or air currents: Mr. Smart, Jill's biology teacher, told the students to find information regarding anemotactic forms of life which alter their positions or moved depending on the direction of the wind.
anemotaxis (s) (noun) (no pl)
An orientation or movement of a free-living organism in response to wind: Some insects show anemotaxis in that they fly into wind currents because of an airborne food supply that triggers their attention.
anemotropic (adjective), more anemotropic, most anemotropic
A reference to the orientation response of something to an air current: Sally learned about anemotropic creatures, like certain insects, that moved or flew depending on the direction of the wind.
anemotropism (s) (noun) (no pl)
The movement of an organism away from or towards the wind: Anemotropism is exemplified by flies, for example, positioned or poised so that they face an air current and not have the breeze coming from behind!
anemovane (s) (noun), anemovanes (pl)
An instrument that serves as both an anemometer and a wind vane: An anemone is best known for being used in the Canadian Meteorological Service.
hydroanemophily (s) (noun) (no pl)
Referring to growth using both water and wind: Hydroanemophily refers to plants, for example, that discharge air-borne spores after getting wet which then produce structures.
rhinoanemometer (s) (noun), rhinoanemometers (pl)
An apparatus for measuring the air passing through the nose during respiration: A rhinoanemometer is a variation of the pneumotachometer that is used for measuring nasal air flow and nasal resistance to air flow while breathing
Cross references of word groups that are related, directly or indirectly, to: "air, wind": aello-; aeolo-; aero-; atmo-; austro-; flat-, flatu-; phys-; pneo-, -pnea; pneumato-; turb-; vent-; zephyro-.