This ROOT-WORD is STEREO which means SOLID. It comes from the Greek stereo which means a solid body. Years ago the Root STEREO was mainly associated with a STEREOpticon which is an optical instrument for throwing pictures on a screen. Today, with the advent of motion pictures and the STEREOscope, and its use with a phonograph, illustrated lectures are given in the classroom with great profit to the student.
1. Stereo : STEREO (ster’ ee oe) n.
An abbreviated way of referring to a stereo type or stereophonic system
2. Stereotype : STEREO type (sister’ ee o tipe) v.
To fix in lasting form
3. Steregram : STEREO gram (ster’ ee o gram) n.
A picture of objects in relief
4. Stereotomy : STEREO tomy (ster ee ot’ o me) n.
The art of cutting solids
5. Stereometry : STEREO metry (ster ee om’ e tri) n.
Art of finding the volume of a solid figure
6. Stereotype : STEREO type (ster’ ee o tipe) n.
Anything reproduced without variation
7. Stereopticon : STEREO pticon (ster ee op’ ti kon) n.
An instrument to put the images produced by transparent slides on a screen
8. Stereoscope : STEREO scope (ster’ ee o skope) n.
Instrument which gives to pictures the impression of solidity
9. Stereoscopic : STEREO scopic (ster ee o skop’ ik) adj.
Like a stereoscope
10. Stereoscopy : STEREO scopy (ster ee os’ ko pee) n.
Science which deals with stereoscopic effects and methods
11. Stereopsis : STEREO psis (ster ee op’ sis) n.
12. Stereoscopism : STEREO scopism (ster ee os’ ko piz um) n.
13. Stereoscopist : STEREO scopist (ster ee os’ ko pist) n.
A person skilled in stereoscopy
14. Stereotyper : STEREO typer (ste’ re o type r) n.
One who stereotypes
15. Stereoplasm : STEREO plasm (ster’ ee o plza um) n.
The solid part of cell protoplasm
16. Stereochemistry : STEREO chemistry (ster ee o kem’ i stree) n.
A science dealing with the arrangement of atoms and molecules in space
17. Streomatrix : STEREO matrix (ster ee o may’ triks) n.
Mold used in stereotyping
18. Sterecome : STEREO me (Ster’ ee ome) n.
Strengthening tissue in plants
19. Stereograph : STEREO graph (ster’ ee o graf) n.
20. Stereography : STEREO graphy (ster ee og’ ra fee) n.
Picture prepared for the stereoscope
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