pan-, panto-, pant-

(Greek: all, every, entire; always)

apantomancy (s) (noun), apantomancies (pl)
A divination by the examination of all kinds of objects that happen to present themselves; omens drawn from chance meetings with a rabbit, an eagle, etc.

The theory was that nothing happened by chance, including a bluebird that represented happiness and a black cat might bring bad luck (in some areas of the world, a black cat represents “good fortune”).

In ancient times such events were frequently interpreted by oracles, and their importance persisted through the Middle Ages, even up to modern times. From them have stemmed countless superstitions that many people still believe may bring them good or bad luck, though the interpretations may vary in different localities.

Encyclopedic Psychic Dictionary by June Bletzer,
The Donning Company/Publishers;
Norfolk, Virgina; 1986
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.
orthopantomography (s) (noun), orthopantomographies (pl)
A modification of X-rays that are made to be more nearly normal to the line of the jaws, so that a radiograph can be obtained showing all the teeth and adjacent tissue in a straight line.
Pan (s) (noun) (no plural)
In Greek mythology, a god of nature, pastures, flocks, and forests; who was believed to have a human torso and head, and the hind legs, ears, and horns of a goat. The Roman equivalent of this Greek god is Faunus.
panacea (s) (noun), panaceas (pl)
1. A cure-all or a remedy which is claimed to be a curative of all diseases: There are so many physical and mental situations that need panaceas and no one has come even close to finding a way of solving most of them.
2. A universal remedy or easy solution that will make things regarding a situation better: As much as people want conditions to be better, there is no panacea for the world's problems.
3. Etymology: from Latin panacea, "an all-healing herb" (variously identified), from Greek panakeia, "cure-all", from panakes, "all-healing"; from pan-, "all" + akos, "remedy, cure", from iasthai, "to heal".

The name Panacea comes directly from the name of one of the daughters of Aesculapius, The Greek god of healing. Another daughter was Hygeia.

Both daughters endeavored to follow their father's objectives, but they took different approaches. Panacea promoted the use of specific remedies; such as, medicines, salves, and other curatives as indicated by particular medical needs.

Hygeia was more concerned with preserving health or what is now known as "preventive medicine".

A remedy for ailments.
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Pan-American (s) (noun),Pan-Americans (pl)
Relating to the nations of North, South, and Central America; collectively or in cooperatiion with each other.
panangitis (s) (noun), panangitises (pl)
Inflammation involving all of the outer structure of a blood vessel.
pananxiety (s) (noun), pananxieties (pl)
Mass hysteria or panic and fear.
panarchy, pantarchy (s) (noun); panarchies, pantarchies (pl)
1. A state in which the rule of government is vested in all the people.
2. Rule over the entire or all of the universe.
3. A universal realm; such as, "the starry panarchy of space" or "the panarchy of created things".
panarteritis (s) (noun), panarteritides (pl)
An inflammatory disorder of the arteries characterized by the involvement of all the structural layers of the bodily vessels.
panarthritis (s) (noun), panarthritides (pl)
Inflammation involving all of the tissues of the connecting bone parts of the body: The pervading pain and discomfort in all his joints was caused by panarthritis for which Mr. Jones took daily pain management medication.
panatrophy, pantatrophy (s) (noun); panatrophies, pantatrophies (pl)
Atrophy or the wasting away of all the parts of a structure or the body.
panautonomic (adjective), more panautonomic, most panautonomic
1. A reference to or affecting the entire autonomic or the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system.
2. Relating to the self-controlling or functionally independence of the entire autonomic nervous system.
panblastic (adjective), more panblastic, most panblastic
A reference to all of the derm or skin layers: The following are examples panblastic terms: ectoderm, mesoderm, and endoderm, or any of their derivatives.
pancarditis (s) (noun), (no plural)
Inflammation of all three layers of the structures of the heart.

Related "all, every" word unit: omni-.