geo-, ge- +

(Greek: earth, land, soil; world; Gaia (Greek), Gaea (Latin), "earth goddess")

geobenthos
1. The sum total of all terrestrial life.
2. That part of the bottom of a stream or lake not covered by vegetation.
geobiologist
Someone who studies the biosphere or who specializes in the study of the interdisciplinary field of scientific research that explores interactions between the biosphere, the lithosphere, and the atmosphere.
geobiology
1. The study of the biosphere.
2. An interdisciplinary field of scientific research that explores interactions between the biosphere and the lithosphere and/or the atmosphere.
3. The study of terrestrial life.
geobion
A plant that is associated with dry land.
geobiont
An organism spending its whole life in the soil or in the ground.
geobiontic
A reference to an organism that spends its entire life in the ground.
geobionts
Organisms permanently inhabiting the soil and affecting its structure.
geobios
The total life of the land; that part of the earth's surface which is occupied by terrestrial organisms; terrestrial life.
geobotanical
A reference to the scientific study of the effects of various geological environments on plants.
geobotanical prospecting
The visual study of plant life, including distribution and morphology, to determine the possible presence of ore deposits, climatic conditions, soil composition, etc.
geobotanist
Someone who studies the geographic distribution of plants.
geobotany
1. The study of the geographic distribution of plants.
2. Plant biogeography; the study of plants in relation to geography and ecology.
geocarpic
Having fruit maturing underground as a result of the young fruit being pushed underground by curvature of a stalk after fertilization.
geocarpy
The production, or ripening, of fruits underground.
geocentric
1. Using the earth, or a certain location on earth, as a reference point for measurement.
2. A description of the solar system when it is regarded as having the earth as its center.
3. Measured from, or considered as if viewed from, the center of the earth.
4. Having the earth and its inhabitants as the center of a theory or belief.

Available for further enlightenment: the Earth, Words from the Myths.


Cross references of word families related directly, or indirectly, to: "land, ground, fields, soil, dirt, mud, clay, earth (world)": agra-; agrest-; agri-; agro-; argill-; choro-; chthon-; epeiro-; glob-; lut-; myso-; pedo-; pel-; rhyp-; soil-; sord-; terr-.