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. An instrument for analyzing and rendering visible the movements of animals; used in diagnosis of certain nervous diseases.
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, people's lives when writing about them.
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.
These black dermatographias appear within minutes, in some cases accompanied by itching.
In normal situations, the swelling of black dermatographias will decrease without treatment within 15–30 minutes; however, in extreme cases, itchy red welts may last anywhere from a few hours to several days.
This body plethysmograph 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 of the body plethysmograph changes in the alveoli (tiny sac for holding air in the lungs) when it is alternated by the direction of motions in the compartment and are recorded automatically.