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Partial displacement or dislocation of the bones at a joint. Latin “subluxation” < “sub-“=prefix meaning under or less than + “luxare”=to dislocate < Greek “loksos.”


A ruler or official in India or central Asia. Old French “chan” < Latin “chanis” < Greek “kanis” < Arabic “khan”=lord, prince.

A cylindrical coil of wire that acts like a magnet when an electric current runs through it. French “solenoide” < Greek “solen”=piped-shaped + “oeithos”=having the form of.

The study of prisons and the punishment of criminals. Latin “poena”=punishment, penalty < Greek “poini”=fine, blood money, penalty + “-ology”=the study/science of.

Similar to another situation or thing so that a comparison can be made. Latin “analogus”=proportionate < Greek “analogos” < “ana-“=again, anew + “logos”=ration, proportion.

A person who is self taught. Latin “autodidactus” < Greek “autodidaktos” < “auto”=self + “didaskein”=to teach.

A song of praise, joy, or victory. Latin “paean”=hymn < Greek < “paian”=song of thanksgiving to Apollo.

A principle or standard by which something may be judged. Greek “kriterion”=means of judging < “kritis”=a judge or critic.

Government by old people. Greek “geron”=old man + “kratia”=government.

An eleven-sided polygon. Latin “undecim”=eleven + Greek “-gon”=angled.

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