-etic, -etics

(Greek: -etikos, an adjective suffix meaning "pertaining to, of the nature of" for nouns ending in -esis)

agrigenetics (s) (noun) (no pl)
Biotechnical research in plant breeding: Agrigenetics is the attempt to control plant evolution by genetic manipulation and gene splicing to provide desirable new varieties, such as a (still experimental) strain of wheat with the soybean's capability of fertilizing its roots with airborne nitrogen.

Agrigeneticists has produced such new agricultural items as a redder, less watery commercial tomato and disease-resistant sugar cane.

agrypnetic (adjective)
A reference to sleeplessness or insomnia.
akinaesthetic, akinesthetic (adjective); more akinaesthetic, most akinaesthetic; more akinesthetic, most akinesthetic
Referring to a person who is affected by the absence or loss of movement: Jeff, the akinaesthetic patient, experienced disorienting situations because he could not experience motions with any part of his body.
Without movement, or without much movement.

A term used in neurology to denote the absence (or poverty) of movement.

albuminuretic (adjective) (not comparable)
Referring to grave disorder that causes albuminuria: Dr. Cartwright told his students that a damage to the kidney or a disease of the kidney could result in a series albuminuretic situation for the patient.
A substance that reduces fever; antipyretic.
algetic (adjective), more algetic, most algetic
Painful; relating to something that causes or pertains to pain: When Lynn slipped and fell on the floor, she had a very algetic arm because it was broken!
allesthetic (adjective), more allesthetic, most allesthetic
A reference to the sensation of a stimulus in one limb which is referred to the contralateral (opposite) limb: Raymond was confused by the allesthetic pain that occurred in his right foot when it was his left shoe that was too tight and pinching his foot.
allesthetics, allaesthetics (s) (noun) (no pl)
Physical conditions whereby there are disorders of sensations in which stimuli are perceived as at points on the body that are in fact completely away from the points being stimulated: Mark decided to specialize in the neuroscience area of allesthetics and hoped to work with victims who were not able to determine where feelings of touches were actually located.
1. Passive or reflex movement other than controlled motion.
2. Involuntary, or another, movement which is not intended.
1. A reference to factors acting from outside the system, or of material transported into an area from outside.
2. Having different sets of genes or differing in genotype.
1. Moving passively; drifting, as plankton.
2. Pertaining to passive or reflex movement.
A reference to a bivalve ligament, extending both before and behind the beak.
anachoresis, anachoretic, anachoric
1. A collection or deposit of particles at a place; such as, of bacteria or metals that have localized out of the bloodstream in areas of an inflammation.
2. The attraction to and a deposition within an inflammatory lesion of microbes or metal particles.
anaesthetic, anesthetic (s) (noun); anaesthetics; anesthetics (pl)
1. A drug or an agent that is capable of producing a complete or partial insensibility or loss of bodily sensations or feelings: Depending on the type of action, an anesthetic is subdivided into general and local applications.

There are anesthetics consisting of various drugs that can cause loss of feelings, such as procaine or ether.

2. A medication that is administered locally or generally and produces a loss of sensation or awareness: When Angie had her appendix removed, she was given a general anesthetic.

Egotism is an internally-generated anesthetic which enables a conceited person to live painlessly with himself.