steno-, sten-

(Greek: narrow, contracted; short)

Having a small or narrow mouth; said of certain small ground snakes (Opoterodonta), which are unable to dilate their jaws.
An abnormal narrowness of the mouth.
A type of nematocyst having distal end narrower than its base;such as, a stinging threat.
stenotelegraphy (s) (noun), stenotelegraphies (pl)
Telegraphy using an abbreviated code.
stenotherm, stenothermy
1. Capable of living or growing only within a limited range of temperature.
2. Resisting only slight changes in temperatures.
A reference to an organism that is able to survive in only a narrow range of environmental temperatures.
stenothermia, stenothermic
Organisms adaptable only to slight variations in temperature.
Tolerant of, or having a fondness for, only a narrow range of high temperatures.
1. Narrowness of the chest.
2. An abnormal narrowness of the thoracic region.
1. Affected or marked by stenosis.
2. Constricted, narrowed.
1. Able to adapt only to a narrow range of environmental conditions; a reference to a plant or an animal.
2. Describing an organism that is able to exist only in a narrow range of habitats.
3. Having a narrow range of adaptability to changes in environmental conditions.
stenotropic, stenotropism
Having a very limited adaptation to varied or changing environmental conditions.
1. A keyboard machine used to record dictation in shorthand by a series of phonetic symbols.
2. A keyboard machine resembling a typewriter, used in a system of phonetic shorthand.
3. A phonetic symbol or combination of symbols produced by such a machine.
Someone who records or transcribes (material) with a stenotype machine.
1. Shorthand in which alphabetic letters or types are used to produce shortened forms of words or groups of words.
2. The art or process of transcribing with a stenotype machine.
3. A kind of phonographic writing using ordinary script or printed letters.

Phonographic writing is the art of writing according to sound; representation of words as pronounced; specifically, the shorthand system invented by Isaac Pitman (1813-1897), or a modification of it.