phoro-, phor-, -phora, -phorous, -phoresis, -phore, -phori, -phoria +

(Greek > Latin: bearer, to bear, carrying; producing, transmission; directing, turning; originally to carry or to bear children)

phorometer, phorometry
1. An instrument for detecting and measuring imbalance in the extrinsic muscles of the eyes.
2. An instrument to test oculomotor balance.
3. An instrument used to correct abnormalities in eye muscles.
phoronomics, phoronomia
The science of motion; kinematics.
phoronomy, phoronomics, phoronomic, phoronomia
The theory of motion as deductible from a priori conceptions; that is, proceeding from a known cause to a related effect.
phorophyte
A plant that provides physical support for another plant growing on it, but does not provide nourishment; commonly found in tropical forests.
phoroscope
A fixed trial frame for testing the eyes.
phorotone
An instrument for exercising the eye muscles.
phorozoon
1. A zooid that attaches itself to the back of its parent, at the same time carrying and nourishing another type called the gonozooid which subsequently breaks free to reproduce sexually.
2. The nonsexual phase or generation of an organism is which an alternation of generations or sequence of reproductive modes is involved.
phosphor
1. When capitalized, the morning star; the planet Venus when appearing before sunrise.
2. A substance that can emit light when irradiated with particles of electromagnetic radiation.
3. Anything that phosphoresces, or emits light without sensible heat.
phosphorate, phosphorated
To combine or to impregnate with phosphorus.
phosphoresce
To continue to emit light without accompanying heat after exposure to and removal of a source of stimulating radiation.
phosphorescent
1. Continuing to emit light after the source of stimulating radiation has been removed.
2. Having the property of shining in the dark; luminous without combustion or without sensible heat; self-luminous.
phosphoric
Pertaining to or of the nature of a phosphorus; phosphorescent.
phosphoriferous
Yielding or containing phosphorus.
phosphoroscope
1. An apparatus for observing and measuring the duration of phosphorescence in such substances that emit light for a very short period.
2. A scientific toy consisting of an arrangement of glass tubes containing various phosphorescent substances, each of which glows with a different colored light.
photodysphoria
An intolerance to light; photophobia.

Cross references of word families related to "bear, carry, bring": duc-; -fer; ger-; later-, -lation; port-.