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.

orographic precipitation (s) (noun), orographic precipitations (pl)
Precipitation which results from the lifting of moist air over a topographic barrier; such as, a mountain range: "The orographic precipitation may take place at some distance upwind or a short distance downwind, as well as on the barrier itself."

orographic rain
Rainfall produced by supersaturation of an air mass forced upwards by a mountain range.
orography, oreography
That branch of physical geography which deals with the formation and features of mountains; the description of mountains. Also, the orographical features of a region.
The branch of hydrography that deals with the relation of mountains to drainage and to water sheds.
A radiographic device for recording the size and shape of internal organs without the distortion of ordinary roentgenography (X-rays).
A method by which the exact outlines of a bodily organ; especially, the heart, can be measured by using a fluoroscopic image.
The branch of dentistry dealing with the prevention, or correction, of irregularities of the teeth.
1. Someone who is skilled in orthography.
2. A person who spells in accordance with accepted usage.
Someone who spells words correctly.
orthography (s) (noun), orthographies (pl)
1. A mode or system of spelling; especially, of spelling correctly or according to acceptable usage: Marissa's tutor insisted that she study orthography as part of her English studies so she could use and spell words precisely.
2. The study of spelling or of the correct spelling patterns of a particular language: Mr. Smith was the foremost researcher of orthography, traveling to numerous university libraries to check texts.

In the university catalogue, orthography was listed separately from English literature and English composition courses.

Spelling correctly.
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orthopantograph (s) (noun), orthopantographs (pl)
A device that makes images of the entire dentition, alveolar bone, and other structures of the body on a single extraoral or outside the mouth film.

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