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Sophomore Greek Roots Unit 7 :Mim, Opt, Neur, Crypt

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Mimesis
imitation
mimeograph
a duplicating machine that uses a type of stencil to reproduce written material
mimic
a person who does imitations; (v.) to imitate; to make fun of
mimotype
A plant, or animal, resembling in many respects another one from which it is systematically distinct
neuralgia
nerve pain
neural
pertaining to the nerves
neurologist
A physician skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of disease of the nervous system.
neurotic
suffering from a nervous disorder
neuropathic
pain as a result of damage to or dysfunction of nervous system
neurasthenia
nervous exhaustion
neuroma
nerve tumor
neurotransmitter
chemical messengers that cross the synaptic gaps between neurons
cryptic
puzzling, mystifying, or enigmatic
crypt
a hidden tomb or vault
cryptarch
a secret ruler
cryptotoxic
Having poisons whose actions are unknown/hidden
cryptonym
a secret name
cryptographer
specialist in writing and deciphering codes
apocryphal
of questionable authority or authenticity
encryption
a process of encoding messages to keep them secret, so only "authorized" parties can read it.
optometrist
a person skilled in testing for defects of vision in order to prescribe corrective glasses
opthamalogist
physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating defects, injuries, and diseases of the eye
optician
specialist who fills prescriptions for lenses
optical
pertaining to vision