phon-, phono-, -phone, -phonia, -phonic, -phonetic, -phonous, -phonically, -phonetically, -phony +

(Greek: sound, voice, speech, tone)

This phono-, phon- should not be confused with another phono-, phon- that means "slaughter, murder, homicide". In Greek, a distinction is made between the phonos (PHOH nohs), "murder", which is spelled with the Greek letter omicron in the last syllable; and the Greek phonos (phoh NOHS), "voice", which is spelled with the letter omega in the last syllable. Both omicron and omega became the letter "o" in English.

phonopathy
1. Any structural of functional disorder of the component parts of the speech apparatus.
2. Any disease of the vocal organs affecting speech.
3. Any disease or disorder of phonation.
phonophilist
A collector of gramophones or old disks (records) that are played on gramophones.
phonophily
The collecting of phonograph records which is done by a phonophile or phonophiles.
phonophobia
1. A fear of speaking or of one's own voice; which may be due to the pain caused by speaking, as with certain organic disorders.
2. An excessive or abnormal fear of noise, sounds, or of speaking out loud.
3. A fear of the telephone.
phonophobic
Someone who has a pathological fear of sounds.
phonophone
A device for governing the rate of vibrations of a plate or diaphragm.
phonophore, phonophoric
1. Name for the small bones of the ear, or auditory ossicles, as transmitting the vibrations of sound to the labyrinth or internal ear.
2. A form of binaural stethoscope with a bell-shaped chest piece into which project the recurved extremities of the sound tubes.
3. A device to enable the deaf to hear, by conducting vibrations from the speaker's larynx to the hearer's teeth.
phonophoresis
The use of ultrasound to introduce medication into a tissue.

This has been used in treating injuries to soft tissues. Not all medicines are suitable for application using this technique.

phonophorous
1. Transmitting sound-vibrations, as the auditory ossicles.
2. Capable of transmitting sound waves.
phonophote
An electrical device for converting sound vibrations into light.
phonophotography
1. Photographic recording of the vibratory characteristics of speech sounds.
2. The recording on a moving photographic plate of the movements imparted to a diaphragm by sound waves.
phonophotoscope, phonophotoscopic
A device for showing the vibrations of sound; especially, of voice sounds photographically.
phonopore, phonoporic
Name of an apparatus by means of which electrical impulses produced by induction, as in a telephone, may be used to transmit messages along a telegraph wire, without interfering with the current by which ordinary messages are simultaneously transmitted.
phonopsia
A condition in which the hearing of certain sounds gives rise to a subjective sensation of color or the condition of eliciting color sensations by acoustic stimulation; also synesthesia.
phonoreception
Perception of sound by a living organism; hearing.
Cross references of word families related directly, or indirectly, to: "talk, speak, speech; words, language; tongue, etc.": cit-; clam-; dic-; fa-; -farious; glosso-; glotto-; lalo-; linguo-; locu-; logo-; loqu-; mythico-; -ology; ora-; -phasia; -phemia; phras-; Quotes: Language,Part 1; Quotes: Language, Part 2; Quotes: Language, Part 3; serm-; tongue; voc-.