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.

epidemiography (s) (noun), epidemiographies (pl)
1. A descriptive treatise of epidemic diseases or of any particular epidemic.
2. A treatise upon, or history of, epidemic diseases.
epigraph (EP i graf")
1. An inscription on a building, monument, gravestone, etc.
2. A motto or quotation at the beginning of a book, chapter, play, etc.
A specialist or writer of epigraphs or inscriptions; especially, of ancient inscriptions.
A writer of epigraphy from ancient Egypt.
An Egyptian epigrapher was a writer or composer of epigraphy.

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A reference to a primary tool of archaeology when dealing with literate cultures or the study of inscriptions or epigraphs engraved into stone or other durable materials; such as, metal.
Pertaining, or referring, to epigraphs or to epigraphy (science of inscriptions).
1. A reference to a description of a carved inscription on a monument, tomb, etc.
2. A characterization of a superscription prefixed to a book or a chapter in a book.
1. The science or study of epigraphs or inscriptions; such as, those on statues or buildings.
2. Mottoes or quotations, as those at the beginning of literary compositions, setting forth themes.
1. The science concerned with the interpretation, classification, etc. of inscriptions. Often in narrower sense: the paleography of inscriptions.
2. A motto or quotation at the beginning of a book, chapter, etc.
epistolography (s) (noun), epistolographies (pl)
Written or composed letters or messages.
A medical instrument that measures the mechanical, or work, force of cardiac contractions and the amount of blood passing through the heart during a specified period by measuring the recoil of the body as blood is pumped from the ventricles
An instrument for recording working activities of heart beats.
An instrument for recording both the degree of muscular force and the amount of the work accomplished by muscular contraction.

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