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.

magnetogram
A graphic representation of magnetic field strengths and polarity.
magnetograph
mammography
Imaging examination of the breast by means of x-rays, ultrasound, and nuclear magnetic resonance; used for screening and diagnosis of breast disease.
marigram
A graphic representation of the rise and fall of the tide in the form of a curve, the height represented by ordinates and the time represented by the abscissas (value of a coordinate on the horizontal axis).
marigraph
An instrument for automatically recording the rise and fall of the tide; a tide-gauge.
marigraphic
mastography
1. Radiography of the mammary glands; mammography.
2. Radiography of the breast.

For women over the age of 50, it is recommended that this be done yearly to screen for breast cancer that may not be discovered during other types of breast examinations.

mechanocardiography
Use of graphic tracings reflecting the mechanical effects of the heartbeat; such as, the carotid pulse tracing or apexcardiogram.

Phonocardiography is also usually considered a form of mechanocardiography.

mechanographic
Written, copied, or recorded by machinery; that is, produced by mechanography.

Examples include: a mechanographic record of changes of temperature; and mechanographic prints.

mechanography
1. The art of copying or reproducing a work of art or writing by mechanical means.
2. The art of mechanically multiplying copies of a writing, or any work of art.
megalographia
1. Writing with very large letters.
2. A genre in which representations are intended to glorify or to idealize excessively some event, person, or thing.
metallograph
A print made by metallography (substitute for lithography, in which metallic plates are used instead of stone).
metallographic
A reference to the science, or art, of metals and metal working; also, written materials about metals.
metallography
1. A treatise or description of metals.
2. The descriptive science relating to the internal structure of metals.
3. A printing-process akin to lithography, in which metal plates are used instead of stones.
meteorograph
An apparatus for automatically recording several different kinds of meteorological phenomena at the same time.

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