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Baro Words: “abarognosis” to “thermobarograph”

Words that include baro-, bar-, bary-
(Greek: weight, heavy; atmospheric pressure; a combining form meaning “pressure”, as in barotaxis, or sometimes “weight”, as in baromacrometer). In an extended sense, these elements may mean “difficult, slow”.

Loss of ability to appreciate the weight of objects held in the hand, or to differentiate objects of different weights. When the primary senses are intact, caused by a lesion of the contralateral parietal lobe.
baragnosis, baragnosia, baroagnosis:
1. The inability to appreciate or estimate weight.
2. Loss of the sense of weight.
Insensibility to weight or pressure on the body.
baresthesia, baryesthesia, baryesthesia:
The sensibility to weight or pressure on the body.
An instrument for measuring the sense of pressure.
Impairment of deep pressure sensation.
A health practitioner specializing in bariatrics.
bariatrics, bariatric:
That branch of medicine concerned with the management (prevention or control) of obesity and allied diseases.
Relating to barometric pressure (as in isobar) or to weight generally.
The weight or density of a substance in comparison to a different substance at similar conditions of temperature and atmospheric pressure.
In physiology, a pressure-sensitive receptor organ of the nervous system, found, for example, in the walls of blood vessels.
baroclinity, baroclinicity, barocliny:
In physics, a state of fluid stratification in which isobaric surfaces and isosteric surfaces are not parallel, but intersect.
An aneroid barometer with diagrams and directions for detecting the existence of a storm at a distance of several hundred miles.
Toothache associated with the reduction in atmospheric pressure in high-altitude flying. Also: aerodontalgia.
In mechanics, the study of the mechanics of heavy structures that are liable to collapse under their own weight.
1. In neurology, the conscious perception of weight; the faculty for recognizing weight.
2. Ability to appreciate or estimate the weight of objects, or to differentiate objects of different weights.
A graphic representation of changes in atmospheric pressure, as measured by a barograph.
barograph, barometrograph:
1. A device that gives a continuous record of barometric pressure.
2. An instrument that continuously and automatically records changes in pressure on a rotating drum.
barokinesis, barokinetic:
A change of linear or angular velocity (movement) in response to a change in pressure.
A specialist in the study of weight or gravity.
The study of weight or gravity.
In medicine, a device for measuring the weight and length of infants.
An instrument for measuring atmospheric pressure; used in determining height above sea level and predicting changes in the weather.
Describing information derived from the use of a barometer.
The science that deals with the use of the barometer and making barometric observations.
The scientific study of the measurement of atmospheric pressure.
An organism that thrives under conditions of high hydrostatic or atmospheric pressure.
barophilic, barophilia, barophily:
1. In microbiology, relating to or describing a microorganism that grows optimally at high atmospheric pressure; said especially of certain deep-sea bacteria.
2. Thriving under conditions of high hydrostatic or atmospheric pressure.
1. An irrational fear of the force of gravity.
2. Fear of (the pull of) gravity or of falling; fear of being overweight.
1. In general, any sensor of pressure changes.
2. Sensory nerve ending in the wall of the auricles of the heart, vena cava, aortic arch, and carotid sinus, sensitive to stretching of the wall resulting from increased pressure from within, and functioning as the receptor of central reflex mechanisms that tend to reduce that pressure.
A reflex triggered by stimulation of a baroreceptor.
baroscope, baroscopic:
1. An instrument that shows changes in the pressure of the atmosphere.
2. In physics, an apparatus for showing the loss of weight of objects in air, and that this loss is equal to the weight of the air displaced by them.
A reference to the pressure wave generated by an earthquake. The Richter scale is a logarithmic scale for measuring the magnitude of the baroseismic wave at a particular point in space, usually estimated at the surface above the seismic source.
Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the paranasal sinuses caused by pressure difference within the sinus relative to ambient pressure, secondary to obstruction of the sinus ostium and occurring during a descent in altitude.
A device that regulates and maintains pressure at a constant value within a chamber.
A switch that is operated by changes in atmospheric pressure.
barotaxis, barotactic, barotaxy, barotropism:
1. Reaction of living tissue to changes in pressure.
2. In biology, the stimulation of living matter by change of the pressure relations under which it exists.
3. A directed reaction of a motile organism to a pressure stimulus.
A graphic representation of pressure and temperature readings, as made by a barothermograph.
An instrument for recording both pressure and temperature, as of the atmosphere.
A graphic representation of pressure, temperature, and humidity readings, as made by a barothermohygrograph.
An automatic instrument that simultaneously records the temperature, pressure, and humidity of the atmosphere.
Relating to or describing a microorganism that grows optimally at standard atmospheric pressure but is able to grow at higher pressures as well.
Injury resulting from changes in atmospheric pressure.
barotropism, barotropic:
1. In biology, an orientation response to a pressure stimulus.
2. In meteorology, relating to or characterized by an atmospheric condition in which surfaces of equal pressure coincide with surfaces of equal density. In physics, having a density that is a function solely of pressure.
A term once used to describe injury to the middle ear or paranasal sinuses, resulting from imbalance between ambient pressure and that within the affected cavity. Now mostly used to refer to lung injury that occurs when a patient is on a ventilator and is subjected to excessive airway pressure (pulmonary barotrauma).
A state of a fluid in which the density is a single valued function of the pressure, in which isosteric surfaces coincide everywhere with isobaric surfaces.
barycenter, barycentric:
The center of mass in any system of celestial objects moving under mutual gravity; used primarily with reference to the earth-moon system.
Indistinct speech due to a disorder of the tongue itself or of the nerves supplying it.
Indistinct, slow speech from any cause. The most frequent cause is a lesion in the central nervous system, as in general paresis and senile dementia.
barymorphosis, barymorphic:
Those structural changes in organisms that result from the effect of pressure or weight.
The unreasonable fear that one’s child will become obese. The allowed diet may be insufficient to support the child’s growth and development needs.
baryphony, baryphonia:
1. A Heavy, thick quality of the voice.
2. Difficulty of speech; thick, indistinct speech.
The internal substance of the earth enclosed by the lithosphere.
Nervousness, depression.
barytone (baritone):
A male singing voice with a range lower than a tenor and higher than a bass, or a singer with this voice level; deep sounding.
A reference to a center of gravity.
1. Applicable to animals adaptable to great differences in altitude.
2. Tolerant of a wide range of atmospheric or hydrostatic pressures.
Oxygen therapy with pressures greater than one atmosphere or ambient oxygen pressure applied to the entire body in a chamber or room.
Sickness produced by reduced barometric pressure; not always distinguished from hypobarism and altitude sickness.
Of uniform weight.
A line drawn on a weather map that connects places with equal atmospheric pressure. Isobars are often used collectively to indicate the movement or formation of weather systems.
Having constant or equal atmospheric pressure; relating to isobars.
Tolerant of a narrow range of atmospheric or hydrostatic pressures.
A barograph that records at a distance by means of electricity.
A barometer that registers its indications from a distance.
An instrument for recording the pressure of a head of water or other liquid.
An instrument that simultaneously records temperature and atmospheric pressure.