Root words (6) : ortho,osu,pan,para,path,ped,phys,plex,poly,port

Abhishek Ranavat

Root Word "ortho" 

Ortho: A root word that comes from the Greek word "orthos," meaning "straight," "upright," or "correct."

  1. Orthodontics: The branch of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis, prevention, and correction of malpositioned teeth and jaws.

  2. Orthopedics: The branch of medicine that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the musculoskeletal system, including bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, and tendons.

  3. Orthography: The study of the correct spelling and writing of words.

  4. Orthotics: The design, manufacture, and use of devices that support, align, and improve the function of the body's musculoskeletal system, such as braces or prosthetics.

  5. Orthoptics: The diagnosis and treatment of visual disorders related to eye movement, alignment, and focusing.

  6. Orthognathic: Relating to the alignment and positioning of the jaws.

  7. Orthogonal: At right angles to a given plane or line.

  8. Orthoepy: The study of correct pronunciation and enunciation of words.

  9. Orthostatic: Relating to an upright posture or position, such as when standing or sitting.

  10. Orthogonalization: A mathematical technique for transforming a set of variables into a new set of orthogonal variables, which are independent of each other.

  11. Orthochromatic: Describing a photographic film or plate that is sensitive to all colors of the spectrum except red.

  12. Orthogenesis: The theory that evolution proceeds in a straight line, with species evolving in a predetermined direction toward an ideal form.

  13. Orthoptera: An order of insects that includes grasshoppers, crickets, and locusts, characterized by their straight wings and elongated hind legs.

  14. Orthicon: A type of television camera tube that uses a photoconductive surface to generate an electrical signal in response to light.

  15. Orthoclase: A common mineral in the feldspar group, often used in ceramics and glassmaking.

  16. Ortho-para hydrogen: A type of hydrogen in which the spins of the two hydrogen nuclei are parallel or antiparallel, respectively.

  17. Ortho-nitrophenol: A toxic compound used in the production of dyes, insecticides, and pharmaceuticals.

  18. Ortho-toxicology: The study of the harmful effects of drugs and other chemicals on the musculoskeletal system.

  19. Ortho-toluidine: A chemical compound used in the manufacture of dyes and pesticides, and known to be a potential carcinogen.

  20. Orthoepy: The study of correct pronunciation and enunciation of words.

Root Word "Osu"

Ous: A suffix that comes from the Latin suffix "-osus," meaning "full of" or "abounding in."

  1. Ambitious: Having or showing a strong desire and determination to succeed.

  2. Mysterious: Difficult or impossible to understand, explain, or identify.

  3. Courageous: Possessing or displaying courage or bravery.

  4. Spacious: Having a lot of room or space inside.

  5. Pious: Devoutly religious or virtuous.

  6. Fabulous: Extremely good or impressive.

  7. Curious: Eager to learn or know about something; inquisitive.

  8. Dangerous: Capable of causing harm or injury.

  9. Joyous: Full of happiness and joy; cheerful.

  10. Humorous: Amusing, comical, or entertaining.

  11. Numerous: Great in number; many.

  12. Glorious: Having, worthy of, or bringing fame or admiration.

  13. Nefarious: Wicked, evil, or immoral.

  14. Enormous: Extremely large or huge.

  15. Marvelous: Extremely good or impressive; wonderful.

  16. Poisonous: Capable of causing injury, illness, or death through the presence of toxins or other harmful substances.

  17. Scandalous: Causing general public outrage by a perceived offense against morality or law.

  18. Tremendous: Very great in amount, scale, or intensity; huge.

  19. Vigorous: Strong, healthy, and full of energy.

  20. Adventurous: Willing to take risks or try new things; daring.

Root Word "Pan"

Pan: A prefix that comes from the Greek word "pan," meaning "all" or "every."

  1. Pandemic: Prevalent over a whole country or the world.

  2. Panacea: A remedy that cures all ills or difficulties; a universal solution.

  3. Pantheon: A temple dedicated to all the gods.

  4. Panoramic: An unobstructed and wide view of an extensive area in all directions.

  5. Panoply: A complete set of armor or an impressive array of items.

  6. Pan-American: Including or representing all the countries of North, South, and Central America.

  7. Panhellenic: Of or relating to all the Greeks or to Panhellenism.

  8. Pantheism: A doctrine that identifies God with the universe or regards the universe as a manifestation of God.

  9. Pantry: A small room or closet in which food, dishes, and utensils are kept.

  10. Pansexual: Attracted to all genders or sexes.

  11. Pangolin: A mammal that has large overlapping scales covering its skin.

  12. Pantomime: A performance in which actors express emotions and actions through gestures and movements, without speaking.

  13. Pancreas: A large gland behind the stomach that secretes digestive enzymes and the hormones insulin and glucagon.

  14. Pantryman: A person who manages a pantry, or a servant who waits at table.

  15. Pancreatitis: Inflammation of the pancreas.

  16. Pan-Germanism: The principle or advocacy of a political union of all the German states.

  17. Panpsychism: The philosophical belief that everything in the universe has a mind or consciousness.

  18. Pancreatic: Relating to or affecting the pancreas.

  19. Pantheistic: Relating to or characterized by pantheism.

  20. Panophobia: An excessive and irrational fear of everything.

Root Word Para 

Para: A prefix that comes from the Greek word "para," meaning "beside," "alongside," "beyond," or "abnormal."

  1. Parachute: A device that allows a person or object to descend slowly from an aircraft by means of fabric wings.

  2. Paralegal: A person who is not a lawyer but who is trained to assist lawyers in legal matters.

  3. Paraphrase: A restatement of a text or passage in another form or other words, often for the purpose of clarification or simplification.

  4. Paranoia: A mental condition characterized by delusions of persecution, unwarranted jealousy, or exaggerated self-importance.

  5. Paraplegia: Paralysis of the lower half of the body, typically caused by damage to the spinal cord.

  6. Parasite: An organism that lives in or on another organism (the host) and benefits by deriving nutrients at the host's expense.

  7. Paragon: A person or thing regarded as a perfect example of a particular quality.

  8. Paragraph: A distinct section of a piece of writing, usually dealing with a single theme and indicated by a new line, indentation, or numbering.

  9. Paramedic: A person who is trained to give emergency medical treatment to people who are seriously ill or injured, often in an ambulance or other emergency vehicle.

  10. Paraphernalia: Miscellaneous articles, especially the equipment needed for a particular activity.

  11. Parasol: A lightweight umbrella used as a sunshade.

  12. Paradox: A seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated or explained may prove to be well-founded or true.

  13. Parakeet: A small, brightly colored parrot with a long tail, often kept as a pet.

  14. Parallel: Side by side and having the same distance continuously between them.

  15. Parathyroid: Any of four small endocrine glands situated behind the thyroid gland in the neck, producing parathyroid hormone.

  16. Paratrooper: A soldier who is trained to parachute into battle.

  17. Paralanguage: Non-verbal elements of speech, such as tone, pitch, and gestures, that convey meaning.

  18. Paraesthesia: An abnormal sensation, typically tingling or pricking ("pins and needles"), caused by pressure or damage to peripheral nerves.

  19. Paravane: A torpedo-shaped device that is towed behind a boat to stabilize it or guide a submarine or torpedo.

  20. Parasiticides: Chemicals used to kill or control parasites, such as fleas, ticks, and lice, on animals or plants.

Root Word "path"

Path: A root word that comes from the Greek word "pathos," meaning "suffering," "feeling," or "emotion."

  1. Pathetic: Arousing pity or sadness, often due to a person's unfortunate circumstances or behavior.

  2. Pathology: The study of the nature, causes, and effects of diseases and abnormal conditions in living organisms.

  3. Empathy: The ability to understand and share the feelings of another person.

  4. Psychopath: A person suffering from chronic mental disorder with abnormal or violent social behavior.

  5. Telepathy: The supposed communication of thoughts or ideas by means other than the known senses.

  6. Pathogen: A bacterium, virus, or other microorganism that can cause disease.

  7. Pathos: A quality that evokes feelings of pity, sympathy, or sorrow.

  8. Sympathy: Feelings of pity and sorrow for someone else's misfortune.

  9. Pathway: A route or course taken in order to reach a particular destination or goal.

  10. Antipathy: A deep-seated feeling of dislike or aversion towards someone or something.

  11. Neuropathy: A disease or dysfunction of one or more peripheral nerves, typically causing numbness or weakness.

  12. Apathy: Lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern.

  13. Homeopathy: A system of alternative medicine based on the principle that "like cures like," in which minute doses of natural substances are used to stimulate the body's healing processes.

  14. Psychopathy: A personality disorder characterized by persistent antisocial behavior, impaired empathy and remorse, and bold, disinhibited, and egotistical traits.

  15. Pathfinding: The action of finding a way or route for a particular purpose.

  16. Empathize: To understand and share the feelings of another person.

  17. Pathogenic: Capable of causing disease.

  18. Pathography: A biographical account of a person's illness or diseases.

  19. Myopathy: A disease of the muscles.

  20. Pathway: A track or path along which something travels or moves

Root Word "ped"

Ped: A root word that comes from the Latin word "pes," meaning "foot."

  1. Pedestrian: A person walking on foot, or something dull or ordinary.

  2. Pedicure: A cosmetic treatment of the feet and toenails.

  3. Pedal: A lever operated by the foot, or a foot-operated mechanism.

  4. Pedestal: A support or base for a statue or other object.

  5. Biped: A two-footed animal or creature.

  6. Pedagogue: A teacher or schoolmaster.

  7. Centipede: A many-legged arthropod with a long, narrow body.

  8. Pedestrianize: To turn a street or area into a pedestrian zone.

  9. Impede: To obstruct or hinder progress.

  10. Pedicab: A bicycle taxi or rickshaw.

  11. Pedalboard: The part of an organ or piano played with the feet.

  12. Pedestrian bridge: A bridge designed for use by pedestrians.

  13. Quadruped: A four-footed animal or creature.

  14. Pedology: The study of soil.

  15. Pedal steel guitar: A type of guitar played with a foot-operated slide.

  16. Pediform: Having the shape of a foot.

  17. Pediatrician: A doctor specializing in the medical care of children.

  18. Pedantry: Excessive concern with minor details and rules.

  19. Pedal pusher: A type of women's trousers or pants that end above the ankle.

  20. Pediment: The triangular upper part of the front of a classical building, typically surmounting a portico.

Root Word "phys"

Phys: A root word that comes from the Greek word "physis," meaning "nature" or "natural."

  1. Physics: The study of the natural world, including matter and energy.

  2. Physiology: The study of how living organisms function and their physical and chemical processes.

  3. Physical: Relating to the body or material world, rather than the spiritual or mental world.

  4. Physician: A medical doctor who treats illnesses and injuries.

  5. Physique: The physical appearance or constitution of a person's body.

  6. Physiotherapy: Treatment of injury or illness using physical methods, such as exercise and massage.

  7. Physicist: A person who specializes in physics.

  8. Physical education: A course of instruction in physical activities and fitness.

  9. Physiognomy: The study of facial features and their relationship to character.

  10. Physics engine: A computer program that simulates the physical behavior of objects in a virtual environment.

  11. Physical chemistry: The study of the physical and chemical properties of matter and their relationship to each other.

  12. Physical therapy: Treatment of injury or illness using physical methods, such as exercise and massage.

  13. Physiography: The study of physical features of the Earth's surface.

  14. Physiotherapist: A person who specializes in physiotherapy.

  15. Physical change: A change in the physical properties of matter, such as size, shape, or phase, without a change in its chemical composition.

  16. Physiologic: Relating to the normal functioning of living organisms.

  17. Physical map: A map that shows the physical features of an area, such as mountains, rivers, and lakes.

  18. Physicochemical: Relating to the physical and chemical properties of matter.

  19. Physicalism: The philosophical belief that only physical things exist.

  20. Physiopathology: The study of the physiological processes underlying disease.

Root Word "plex"

Plex: A root word that comes from the Latin word "plexus," meaning "interwoven" or "twisted together."

  1. Complex: Consisting of interconnected parts or elements that are difficult to understand.

  2. Duplex: A house or apartment divided into two separate living spaces.

  3. Multiplex: A movie theater with multiple screens showing different films.

  4. Perplex: To cause someone to be confused or puzzled.

  5. Simplex: A system or method that is uncomplicated or easy to understand.

  6. Complexion: The natural color and texture of a person's skin, especially on their face.

  7. Complexify: To make something more complicated than it already is.

  8. Quadruplex: A recording or playback device with four separate channels.

  9. Multiplexing: A technique used in telecommunications to transmit multiple signals over a single communication channel.

  10. Plexus: A network of nerves or blood vessels that interlace and connect with each other.

  11. Complex sentence: A sentence that contains an independent clause and one or more dependent clauses.

  12. Perplexity: The state of being confused or bewildered.

  13. Multiplexer: A device that selects one of several input signals and forwards the selected input into a single output line.

  14. Simplexity: The quality of being simple yet effective or sophisticated.

  15. Multiplexed display: A display device that shows multiple images or data streams simultaneously.

  16. Complex number: A number that can be expressed in the form a+bi, where a and b are real numbers and i is the imaginary unit.

  17. Uniplex: A system that can only transmit one signal at a time.

  18. Duplex printing: Printing on both sides of a sheet of paper.

  19. Plexiform: Having the shape of a network or mesh.

  20. Complex analysis: A branch of mathematics that deals with complex numbers and functions.

Root Word "poly"

Poly: A root word that comes from the Greek word "polys," meaning "many" or "much."

  1. Polyglot: A person who knows or uses several languages.

  2. Polytheism: The belief in and worship of multiple gods or deities.

  3. Polymer: A substance made up of many molecules that are linked together in a chain-like structure.

  4. Polygamy: The practice of having multiple spouses or partners at the same time.

  5. Polygon: A shape with many straight sides and angles, such as a triangle or pentagon.

  6. Polyunsaturated: Describing a type of fat that has multiple double bonds in its molecular structure.

  7. Polyhedron: A solid shape with many flat faces, such as a cube or pyramid.

  8. Polychrome: Having multiple colors or hues.

  9. Polymath: A person with expertise or knowledge in many different areas or subjects.

  10. Polysyllabic: Describing a word with many syllables, such as "antidisestablishmentarianism."

  11. Polyvalent: Having multiple functions or purposes.

  12. Polygraph: A machine that measures and records several physiological responses at the same time, often used in lie detection.

  13. Polydactyl: Having more than the normal number of fingers or toes.

  14. Polymorphic: Having many different forms or shapes.

  15. Polytechnic: A school that offers instruction in many different technical or vocational subjects.

  16. Polymyxin: An antibiotic medication made up of several different compounds.

  17. Polyphonic: Having many different sounds or melodies occurring simultaneously.

  18. Polyglottism: The ability to speak or use many different languages.

  19. Polytetrafluoroethylene: A type of plastic commonly used in non-stick cookware, also known as Teflon.

  20. Polypharmacy: The use of multiple medications by a single patient, often used to treat complex medical conditions.

Root Word "Port"

Port: A root word that comes from the Latin word "portare," meaning "to carry" or "to bring."

  1. Portable: Able to be easily carried or moved.

  2. Import: To bring in goods or products from another country.

  3. Export: To send goods or products to another country.

  4. Porter: A person who carries luggage or other items for someone else.

  5. Transport: To move or carry people or goods from one place to another.

  6. Support: To hold up or carry the weight of something.

  7. Airport: A place where airplanes take off and land, often used for commercial travel.

  8. Deport: To expel or remove someone from a country, often due to immigration issues.

  9. Teleport: To move instantly from one place to another, often in science fiction or fantasy stories.

  10. Portfolio: A collection of investments, or a collection of an artist or designer's work.

  11. Portal: An entrance or doorway, often used in a metaphorical sense to refer to access to information or resources.

  12. Importer: A person or company that brings in goods or products from another country.

  13. Exporter: A person or company that sends goods or products to another country.

  14. Passport: A document that allows a person to travel to another country.

  15. Porterhouse: A type of steak that comes from the rear end of a cow, often served in restaurants.

  16. Report: To convey information or data, often through writing or speaking.

  17. Carport: A shelter for a vehicle that is open on one or more sides.

  18. Helipad: A place where a helicopter can land and take off, often used for medical emergencies or in remote locations.

  19. Lighthouse: A tower with a bright light on top, used to guide ships and boats safely to shore.

  20. Portable toilet: A small, mobile restroom facility that can be easily moved or transported.

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