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.

A writer on papyrus.
A reference to an instrument for multiplying copies of writings.
A term applied to a process of writing or drawing on paper and transferring the design to a zinc plate whence it is printed.
A distinct passage or section of a discourse, chapter, or book, dealing with a particular point of the subject, the words of a distinct speaker, etc., whether consisting of one sentence or of a number of sentences that are more closely connected with each other than with what stands before and after.
1. Loss of the power of writing from dictation, although the words are heard and comprehended.
2. Writing one word when another is intended.
3. A disorder of writing marked by the use of improper words or letters; a form of aphasia.
The system or practice of composing or printing newspaper paragraphs.
1. A radiographic imaging of the walls of an organ.
2. A rarely used term for a radiographic examination of the wall of the stomach using a combination of pneumoperitoneum and intraluminal air and barium.
A name given to a system of writing proposed for universal use, with characters representing ideas instead of words, so as to be (like the ordinary numerals 1, 2, 3, etc.) intelligible to persons of all languages. Applied originally to a system proposed in 1796; subsequently to others having a similar object.
pathograph (s) (noun), pathographs (pl)
A written description of a disease: Professor Jameson asked his students to prepare a detailed pathograph about an illness of their choice for the following day.
pathographic (adjective) (not comparable)
A reference to a written description of a disease: The pathographic biography of the elderly Mrs. Thompson highlighted the unfavourable or negative issues in her life.
pathography (s) (noun), pathographies (pl)
A history or description of a person's diseases: The pathography of Mark's grandfather was a biography of his misfortunes, illnesses, and failures in life.

A pathography can also be an individual's sensational biography or one containing the morbid ailments.

An apparatus for recording dynamic variations in downward pressure by different areas of the sole of a foot as a person stands upright or walks.
Measurement of dynamic variations in downward pressure by different areas of the sole of a foot, using a pedobarograph.
pedogeography (s) (noun) (no pl)=
In geology, a study involving geographic soil distribution: In class, Judy was surprised to learn that pedogeography referred to the diffusion or dispersion of earth all over the world.
1. An instrument for recording and studying the gait.
2. An imprint on paper of the weight-bearing surface of the foot, surrounded by a pencil-marked contour of the upper foot.

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