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.

omentoportography
Roentgenography of the hepatic protal veins after injection of a contrast medium into the gastroepiploic vein in the base of the omentum.
omnigraph
A device for converting Morse Code signals that are punched on a tape into audio signals, used in the training of telegraph operators.
omnigraphy
1. A general description, or the entire view, of an object.
2. An instrument for copying plans, maps, and other drawings, on the same, or on a reduced or an enlarged, scale.
oncograph
An instrument for registering the changes observable with an oncometer or an instrument for measuring the variations in size of the internal organs of the body; such as, the kidney, spleen, etc.
oncography
A record of the size of an organ that is obtained with an oncometer (instrument for measuring the variations in size of the internal organs).
ondograph (s) (noun), ondographs (pl)
1. An instrument for graphically recording oscillatory variations, as in alternating currents.
2. Etymology: from French onde, "wave"; which came from Latin unda + -graph, "write, record".
ontographic
ontography
A description of the nature and essence of things.
onychograph
An instrument for recording the capillary blood pressure as shown by the circulation under the nail.
onychography
1. The observation and recording of the fingernail and toenail pulses and capillary circulations.
2. The procedure of recording the blood pressure in the capillaries beneath the nails.
oograph
A mechanical device for accurately measuring the outline of a bird’s egg.
oography
A description of eggs, particularly those of birds.
ophiograph
A treatise on, or a description of, serpents (lizards, snakes, etc.).
ophiographic
A written description of snakes and other serpents.
ophiography
A treatise on, or the description of, serpents.

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