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Sophomore Greek Roots Unit 6 :Gam, Tact/Tax, Orth

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gamete
specialized cell involved in sexual reproduction
bigamist
One who has two spouses at the same time.
Polygamy
having more than one spouse at a time
agamy
Absence or nonrecognition of the marriage relation or no marriage
homogamy
marriage between people with the same social characteristics
misogamist
Someone who hates marriage
polyandrist
The marriage of a woman to several (more than two) men at the same time
syngamy
Free interbreeding between organisms
orthodox
in agreement with established or generally accepted beliefs or ways of doing things
orthodontia
specialty of tooth straightening
orthogonal
Having or determined by right angles; perpendicular
orthographic
the view of an object when you look at the top, front, back, left, right.
orthography
the conventional spelling system of a language
orthopedics
branch of medicine dealing with the muscular and skeletal systems and their problems
orthophony
The art of correct articulation, voice training
orthoptics
Retraining of muscles that control vision.
ataxia
lack of muscle coordination
Syntax
The arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed sentences in a language.
tactic
strategy
Taxonomy
The scientific study of how living things are classified
hypotaxia
a condition of weak or imperfect coordination
phobotaxis
a random avoiding reaction in response to a distasteful stimulus
taxidermist
a craftsman who stuffs and mounts the skins of animals for display
heterotaxic
Abnormally placed or arranged