grapho-, graph-, -graph, -graphy, -grapher, -graphia
(Greek: to scratch; to write, to record, to draw, to describe; that which is written or described)
As indicated at the bottom of this page, there is a significantly large number of graphic word-entry groups in this unit. Such an extensive listing is provided to show how important the grapho- element is to the English language.
2. The study of the geographical distributions of organisms, their habitats (ecological biogeography) and the historical and biological factors that produced them (historical biogeography).
2. An instrument for analyzing and rendering visible the movements of animals; used in diagnosis of certain nervous diseases.
3. To write or prepare a biography.
2. The person whose life is described in a biography.
2. Descriptive term for books about people’s lives, considered as a whole or as a type of literature.
2. Referring to, or pertaining to, a person's life.
2. The written record of the life of an individual.
3. The life-course of a man or other living being; the “life-history” of an animal or plant.
This is the best biography by me I have ever read.
A biography is a book that is usually written about a dead person because it is so unlike him when he was alive.
This device is used for studying alveolar pressures, lung volumes, and airway resistance. The patient sits or reclines in an airtight compartment and breathes normally.
The pressure changes in the alveoli (tiny sac for holding air in the lungs) are reciprocated (alternated direction of motions) in the compartment and are recorded automatically.