By Joseph S. Elias

ISBN-10: 0313084327

ISBN-13: 9780313084324

ISBN-10: 0313338965

ISBN-13: 9780313338960

Understanding the phrases utilized in technology is critical to be able to achieve technological know-how - scholars in any respect degrees have to fast realize terminology as a way to do good within the lab, on assessments, and within the genuine international of the operating scientist. yet this terminology will be complicated simply because rather a lot of it conists of combos of roots, prefixes, and suffixes from different languages, essentially Latin and Greek, and scholars are usually required to waste necessary classification time in rote memorization. technological know-how phrases Made effortless is a dictionary of a number of thousand universal technological know-how phrases which are damaged down into their part elements. scholars utilizing the paintings will quickly examine the that means of universal suffixes, prefixes and roots, and they're going to start to quick comprehend the which means of medical terminology with no resorting to memorization or usually relating general dictionaries.

technological know-how phrases Made effortless either saves time by way of heading off rote memorization and encourages scholars to exploit their analytical abilities to determine meanings.

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Cauterization Latin cauter- heat -ization action, process, or result of doing or making The process of searing a damaged part of the body by the use of heat or a chemical. Cecum Latin caecus blind A blind pouch that serves as the entrance to the large intestine. Ceilometer Latin caelum- sky, heaven -meter (metron) instrument or means of measuring; to measure A device that measures the height of cloud layers. Celestial Latin caelum- sky, heaven -ial (variation of -ia) relating to or characterized by 37 Of or relating to the sky or the heavens; planets are celestial bodies.

Bacteroid Greek baktron- staff, rod -oid (oeides) resembling, having the appearance of Resembling bacteria in appearance or action. Barometer Greek baro- weight, heavy; combining form meaning “pressure” Behavior -meter (metron) instrument or means of measuring; to measure An instrument for determining the weight or pressure of the atmosphere, and hence used for judging probable changes in the weather. Baroreceptor Greek baro- weight, heavy; combining form meaning “pressure” -reciepere- to receive -or a condition or property of things or persons; person that does something In living tissue, a receptor end organ that responds to pressure.

Bimetallic Latin bi- two, twice, double, twofold -metallon- mine, ore, quarry; any of a category of electropositive elements from metallum -ic (ikos) relating to or having some characteristic of Relating to a substance composed of two different metals that are bonded together. Bias French biais slant To apply a small voltage to. Bicephalous Greek bi- two, twice, double, twofold -cephalo- (kephalikos) head -ous full of, having the quality of, relating to Having two heads. Bicuspid Latin bi- two, twice, double, twofold -cuspis- sharp point, cusp -id state, condition; having, being, pertaining to, tending to, inclined to Having two points or cusps, such as a premolar tooth.

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