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psyche

mental life; the spiritual or non-physical aspect of one's existence

psychiatrist

one who heals the mind

psychologist

one who studies the mind

psychology

the science or study of the mind

psychic

n. one who posses a "sixth sense," a special gift of mind reading, or any mysterious abilities or powers
adj. - phenomena or qualities that cannot be explained in purely physical terms

psychopathy

suffering from severe mental or emotional disorder

psychosomatic

disorder where mental or emotional disturbance (within the psyche), especially the unconscious, causes bodily symptoms and perceives pain that is not really there (i.e. a person who fears going to a meeting will suddenly develop a cold or backache and not be able to make it to the meeting. The cold and backache are real, but it is his unconscious that made him susceptible to the cold germs and backache, rather than natural causes)

psychoanalysis

the technique of deeply probing into the unconscious to analyze psychic phenomena and treating emotional disorders, developed by Sigmund Freud (the treatment often involves treatment sessions during which the patient is encouraged to talk freely about personal experiences and especially about early childhood and dreams)

psychoanalyst

one who performs psychoanalysis

psychogenic

of psychic origin

psychotherapy

the treatment for psychogenic or psychosomatic disorders, or for any personality disturbances

psychotherapist

one who practices psychotherapy

orthodontist

one who straightens teeth

pedodontist

specialist in the car of children's teeth

pedodontia

the specialty of children's teeth

periodontist

gum specialist

endodontist

specialist in work on the pulp of the tooth and in-root therapy

exodontist

specialist in teeth extraction

ophthalmology

science of the eye

ophthalmologist

one who specializes in the science of eye

optician

an expert at the eyes (the optician doesn't examine patients instead fills prescriptions according to optometrist or ophthalmologist, grinds lenses to specifications, etc.)

optometry

the specialty of measuring vision

optometrist

one who measures the eye (measure vision, test for glaucoma, prescribe glasses, etc.)

metric system

international decimal system of weights and measures

oculist

physician for the eye (same definition as for ophthalmologist)

ocular

pertaining to the eye

inoculate

to puncture an "eye" or hole in your skin, through which serum is injected to protect against disease

monocle

lens for one eye

binoculars

field glasses that increase the range of two eyes

thermometer

instrument to measure heat

barometer

instrument to measure atmospheric pressure

sphygmomanometer

instrument to measure blood pressure

osteopath

practitioner of healing by treating the bones

osteopathy

a system of medical practice based on a theory that disease are due to internal malfunctions and can be treated by therapy, such as use of medicine or surgery (used to be a disease caused by pressure of the bones on blood vessels and nerves)

chiropodist

synonym of podiatrist

chiropody

synonym of podiatry

chiropractor

one who heals with the hands

chiropractic

specialty of healing with the hands

podiatrist

one who heals the feet

podiatry

the practice of healing feet

octopus

eight-armed (eight-footed) sea creature

tripod

three-legged stand for a camera or other device

platypus

strange water mammal in Australia with a duck's bill, webbed feet, and a beaver-like tail that reproduces by laying eggs; roots mean "flat foot"

podium

a place for feet; speaker's platform

chirography

specialty in expert handwriting, or penmanship

chirographer

one who specializes in expert handwriting

graphology

the science of handwriting

graphologist

one who analyzes handwriting

calligraphy

beautiful writing: penmanship as an artistic expression

calligrapher

one who specializes in calligraphy - called upon to design and write announcements, place cards, etc., as a touch of elegance

callipygian

having shapely or beautiful buttocks

cacography

bad handwriting

cardiograph

heart writer (an instrument that produces an electronic record of the heartbeat)

photograph

written by light (the art or process of producing images on a sensitized surface (as a film) by the action of radiant energy and especially light)

phonograph

sound writer (record player, turntable) (an instrument for reproducing sounds by the vibration of a stylus of needle following a spiral groove on a revolving disc or cylinder)

telegraph

distance writer (an instrument for distance communication by coded signals ; esp. electric transmission signals over wire)

biography

life writing (an account of the life of something, esp. a person's life)

chiromancy

palm reading (art or practice of reading a person's character or future from the lines on the hand)

chiromancer

one who reads palms

geriatrician

one who specializes in the medical care of the elderly

gerentology

the study of aging and the problems of the aged

gerontologist

one who treats the aged

senility

condition of showing signs of very old age

senescence

condition of aging, growing old

senior

older (as an adjective or noun)

seniority

condition of being older

senate

originally a council of older, presumably wiser, citizens

adolescent

growing into an adult

convalescent

growing healthy again

obsolescent

growing or becoming obsolete

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