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NPHS Greek Vocabulary 6-11 Cary

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microphyte
Any of various minute plants or other photosynthetic organisms, such as cyanobacteria and diatoms.
cauterize
To burn or sear with a cautery
Hematophagous
the practice of certain animals of feeding on blood
tonometer
Any of various instruments for measuring pressure or tension.
Stereoscope
An optical instrument with two eyepieces used to impart a three-dimensional effect to two photographs of the same scene taken at slightly different angles.
hypnogenesis
The process of inducing or entering sleep or a hypnotic state.
dendrite
A mineral crystallizing in another mineral in the form of a branching or treelike mark.
osteoplasty
Surgical repair or alteration of bone
philodendron
Any of various climbing tropical American plants
pathos
A quality, as of an experience or a work of art, that arouses feelings of pity, sympathy, tenderness, or sorrow.
empathy
The ability to identify with or understand the perspective, experiences, or motivations of another individual and to comprehend and share another individual's emotional state.
microscope
An optical instrument that uses a lens or a combination of lenses to produce magnified images of small objects, especially of objects too small to be seen by the unaided eye.
ossify
To change into bone; become bony.
Antinomy
Contradiction or opposition, especially between two laws or rules.
Exodontia
The dental specialty that deals with extraction of teeth.
anomaly
Deviation or departure from the normal or common order, form, or rule.
pedantic
Characterized by a narrow, often ostentatious concern for academic knowledge and formal rule
catastrophe
A great, often sudden calamity.
iconography
Pictorial illustration of a subject.
phytology
The study of plants; botany.
aeronautics
The design and construction of aircraft.
microcephalic
Abnormal smallness of the head.
bicephalous
Having two heads.
perimeter
In mathematics, A closed line bounding a plane area.
leukemia
Any of various acute or chronic neoplastic diseases of the bone marrow in which unrestrained proliferation of white blood cells occurs, usually accompanied by anemia, impaired blood clotting, and enlargement of the lymph nodes, liver, and spleen.
hematoma
A localized swelling filled with blood resulting from a break in a blood vessel.
Odontalgia
A toothache
encyclopedia
A comprehensive reference work containing articles on a wide range of subjects or on numerous aspects of a particular field, usually arranged alphabetically.
hypnotherapy
The use of hypnosis to treat disorders such as addictions, phobias, and depression, to change unwanted habits and behaviors, to induce relaxation, and to complement psychotherapy.
anesthesia
Total or partial loss of sensation, especially tactile sensibility, induced by disease, injury, acupuncture, or an anesthetic, such as chloroform or nitrous oxide.
odontoid
Resembling a tooth.
Metrics
The application of statistics and mathematical analysis to a specified field of study
narcolepsy
A disorder characterized by sudden and uncontrollable, though often brief, attacks of deep sleep, sometimes accompanied by paralysis and hallucinations.
hypnopedia
Attempted instruction in a subject during sleep, usually by means of recordings.
apostrophe
uperscript sign ( ' ), usually used to indicate the omission of a letter or letters from a word, the possessive case, or the plurals of numbers, letters, and abbreviations.
telescope
An arrangement of lenses or mirrors or both that gathers light, permitting direct observation or photographic recording of distant objects.
neophyte
A recent convert to a belief; a proselyte.
pseudonym
A fictitious name, especially a pen name.
iconomachy
Opposition to icons or other forms of sacred imagery.
dendrology
The botanical study of trees and other woody plants.
osteology
The branch of anatomy that deals with the structure and function of bones.
homonym
One of two or more words that have the same sound and often the same spelling but differ in meaning, such as bank (embankment) and bank (place where money is kept).
cyclone
An atmospheric system characterized by the rapid inward circulation of air masses about a low-pressure center, usually accompanied by stormy, often destructive weather. Cyclones circulate counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.
kinetic
Of, relating to, or produced by motion.
holocaust
Great destruction resulting in the extensive loss of life, especially by fire.
Hemorrhage
Excessive discharge of blood from the blood vessels; profuse bleeding.
kinesiology
The study of the anatomy, physiology, and mechanics of body movement, especially in humans.
Epiphany
A Christian feast celebrating the manifestation of the divine nature of Jesus to the Gentiles as represented by the Magi, traditionally observed on January 6
tendon
A band of tough, inelastic fibrous tissue that connects a muscle with its bony attachment.
catalepsy
A condition characterized by lack of response to external stimuli and by muscular rigidity, so that the limbs remain where they are positioned. It occurs in a variety of physical and psychological disorders, such as epilepsy and schizophrenia, and can be induced by hypnosis.
epitaph
An inscription on a tombstone in memory of the one buried there.
acrocephaly
A congenital abnormality of the skull in which the top of the head assumes a conical or pointed shape.
pediatrics
The branch of medicine that deals with the care and treatment of infants, children, and adolescents.
anesthesiology
The medical study and application of anesthetics.
Tachometer
An instrument used to measure the rotations per minute of a rotating shaft.
bibliotaph
a person who caches or hoards books
aesthetics
The branch of philosophy that deals with the nature, expression, and perception of beauty, as in the fine arts.
tensile
Of or relating to tension.
Cryptonym
A word or name that is used secretly to refer to another; a code name or code word.
antipathy
Extreme dislike; aversion or repugnance.
binomial
Consisting of or relating to two names or terms.
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