Web Word Quests Site   

There is one search term on this page.

Gram Words: “accelerogram” to “fathogram”
Part 1 of 3.

Words that include: gram-, -gram-, -grammatic,
-grammatical, -grammatically, -gramme, -grammic
(Greek: write, that which is written, a letter, a written record).

The scribe points out the etymology theme of writing elements.

accelerogram :
A tracing produced by an accelerograph (An apparatus for recording the succession of pressures developed in a power-chamber by the combustion of a charge; also, an instrument for recording the acceleration of earth-tremors).
An obsolete synonym for radiograph.
aerogram, aerogramme:
1. A message sent “through the air”, i.e. by radio.
2. An X-ray photograph of an organ injected with air.
3. At one time, a telegram conveyed on part of its journey by an aeroplane (airplane).
agrammatism, agrammatica, agrammatologia:
A form of aphasia characterized by an inability to construct a grammatical sentence, and the use of unintelligible or incorrect words; caused by a lesion in the dominant temporal lobe.
A rarely used term for an unlearned, illiterate person.
anagram :
1. A transposition of the letters of a word, name, or phrase, whereby a new word or phrase is formed.
2. A word or phrase that contains all the letters of another word or phrase in a different order; for example, “no more stars” is an anagram of “astronomers”. The word “now” is an anagram of “won” and “dread” is an anagram of “adder” (or vice versa in each example). Other interesting anagrams come from “William Shakespear”: “We all make his praise” and “I ask me has Will a peer?” Samuel Butler had a novel titled, Erewhon, which is an anagram of “Nowhere”.

Another famous anagram comes from Pilate’s question as seen in the Bible; John 18:38, Quid est veritus? (What is truth?) Vir est qui adest. (It is the man before you.) Pilate is not credited with having arranged this anagram. The Bible passage merely says, “Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find in him no fault [crime] at all.” The point is, there is no reason to believe that Pilate compiled the anagram!

1. To transpose so as to form an anagram; to change into another word or phrase by a different arrangement of letters.
2. To make an anagram of a word or phrase.
An automatically-marked record of wind-pressure; a prepared sheet marked by an anemograph.
X-ray examination of the thoracic vessels and the heart after the intravenous injection of a substance opaque to X-rays.
A radiogram of blood vessels, made after injection of a contrast medium.
The image or set of images resulting from aortography which is a radiographic imaging of the aorta and its branches, or a portion of the aorta, by injection of contrast medium. A record of the maging of the aorta by ultrasound or magnetic resonance.
A number expressed by the letters of a word, name, or phrase, e.g. the number 666 made up of certain Greek letters.
Radiographic demonstration of an artery after injection of contrast medium into it.
Roentgenogram of a joint; usually implies the introduction of a contrast agent into the joint capsule.
The graphic record drawn from the results of hearing tests with the audiometer, charts the threshold of hearing at various frequencies against sound intensity in decibels.
A record of growth in graphic form.
A graphic representation of changes in atmospheric pressure, as measured by a barograph (an instrument that continuously and automatically records changes in pressure on a rotating drum).
The record made by a brontometer or brontograph (an instrument for recording the phenomena associated with thunderstorms).
A message sent by submarine telegraph cable. A suggested substitute for cablegram is calogram (from Greek kalos, a cable).
A record of caloric intake in graphic form.
A continuous record of the carbon dioxide content of expired air.
1. A tracing made by a electrocardiograph or cardiograph (an instrument that registers the motions of the heart by tracing a curve on paper, etc.).
2. Generally used for any recording derived from the heart, with such prefixes as apex-, echo-, electro-, phono-, or vector- being understood.
A map showing geographically, by shades or curves, statistics of various kinds; a statistical map.
A cephalometric radiograph.
The graphic record produced by chromatography (the separation of chemical substances and particles [originally plant pigments and other highly colored compounds] by differential movement through a two-phase system).
A combination of three photographs taken by a special process, which when superposed produce an image in the natural colors of the object.
chronogram, chronogrammatic:
A phrase, sentence, or inscription, in which certain letters (usually distinguished by size or otherwise from the rest) express by their numerical values a date or epoch; as in 1666, when a day of national humiliation was appointed in the expectation of an engagement between the English and Dutch navies. A pamphlet issued in reference to the fast-day, instead of bearing the imprint of the year after the usual fashion, had this seasonable sentence at the bottom of the title-page: “LorD haVe MerCIe Vpon Vs”. It will be seen that the total sum of the figures represented by the numeral letters (printed in capitals) gives the requisite date 1666.
A graphic recording of movements of the colon.
A photograph of the corona obtained by photographing the sun’s corona in full sunlight.
cryptogram, cryptogramic, cryptogrammatic:
A piece of cryptographic (secret) writing; anything written in cipher, or in such a form or order that a key is required in order to know how to understand and put the letters together.
Man’s security comes from within himself, and the security of all men is founded upon the security of the individual.
—Manly Hall
Radiographic demonstration of the bladder filled with contrast medium.
A graphic recording of urinary bladder pressure at various volumes.
1. A treelike figure used to graphically represent a hierarchy.
2. A branched diagram representing the apparent similarity or relationship between taxa; especially, on the basis of their observed overall similarity rather than on their phylogeny.
That part of the electrocardiogram that is derived from the right ventricle.
1. A figure composed of lines, serving to illustrate a definition or statement, or to aid in the proof of a proposition.
2. An illustrative figure which, without representing the exact appearance of an object, gives an outline or general scheme of it, so as to exhibit the shape and relations of its various parts.
3. A simple, graphic depiction of an idea or object.
A letter or series of letters unintentionally repeated by a scribe in copying.
1. A record made by an echo-sounder.
2. A record obtained using high frequency acoustic reflection techniques in any one of the various display modes, especially an echocardiogram.
1. Graphic record of the heart’s integrated action currents obtained with the electrocardiograph (ECG, EKG).
2. A record of the electric currents produced in the body by the heart-beats of a patient.
electroencephalogram (EEG):
The record obtained by means of the electroencephalograph which presents a record of electric currents generated in the cortex of the active brain.
Any record on paper or film made by an electrical event.
A graphic representation of the electric currents associated with muscular action.
The record obtained by encephalography (radiographic representation of the brain).
A short poem ending in a witty or ingenious turn of thought, to which the rest of the composition is intended to lead up.
A record made by an ergograph (an instrument for recording the amount of work done by muscular contractions, or the amplitude of contraction).
A roentgenogram of the esophagus.
A tracing, made by an echo-sounder, representing the varying depth of water beneath a moving vessel.