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. Etymology: "a copying machine", from about 1889, invented by Edison; from Greek mimeomai, "I imitate"; from mimos, "mime" + -graphos; from graphein, "to write".
2. Literally: Greek mimeomai, “I imitate” + graph, “write”.
A machine for reproducing copies of written, drawn, or typewritten pages by means of a stencil placed around a drum containing ink.
2. Difficult or cramped writing; writer’s cramp.
"Tennis players have their elbows, athletes have their feet, so what do writers get? They get their cramps. Mogigraphia is a fancy name for a writer's cramp.
Advanced writers go for a block. For the ultimate, we recommend carpal tunnel syndrome. A synonym of mogigraphia is graphospasm."
2. A highly detailed and thoroughly documented study, or paper, written about a limited area of a subject or field of inquiry: "She wrote scholarly monographs about the etymology of English words."
3. An account of a single thing, or class of things; such as, of a species of organism.
2. A scholarly book or a written presentation on a single subject or a group of related subjects, usually written by one person.
2. Artistic, or descriptive, presentations of forms.
3. The classification of organisms by form and structure.