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.

A writing apparatus for the blind.
A description of the spots on the sun or planets.
ceramograph (s) (noun), ceramographs
The historical description of pottery.
ceraunograph, keraunograph (s) (noun); ceraunographs, keraunographs (pl)
1. An instrument for chronologically recording occurrences of thunder (thunderstorms) and lightning (lightnings or thunderbolts).
2. A figure impressed by lightning upon a body or material.
3. In meteorology, an apparatus, consisting essentially of an antenna connected to a galvanometer or electroscope, for recording the occurrences of thunderstorms.
ceraunography, keraunography
A drawing, design, or text incised (cut) into a wax surface.
A reference to etchings on wax.
Referring to the art of making characters or designs in, or with, wax.
1. A reference to writing or painting on or in wax.
2. Characterized by the application of the encaustic painting of the ancients.
3. Relating to the engraving on wax spread on a sheet of copper, from which a stereotype plate is taken.
Someone who engages in the process of writing or engraving on wax.
Writing, or printing, on plates spread with wax.
Technique, equivalent to colposcopy, for photographing part or all of the uterine cervix.
Someone one who engraves on copper or brass.

Related "writing" word units: glypto-; gram-; scrib-, script-.