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Thematic index: Physical world

actino-

A ray or beam.

anemo-

The wind.

areo-

The planet Mars.

-clase

Minerals showing characteristic cleavage.

cosmo-

The world; the universe.

crystallo-

A crystal or crystals.

dynamo-

Power.

electro-

Relating to, caused by, or connected with electricity.

ergo-

Work; energy.

fluvio-

River.

galvano-

Electric current.

geo-

The Earth.

glacio-

Glaciers.

helio-

The Sun.

hygro-

Moisture or humidity.

irido-

The rainbow; the iris.

-lite

A mineral or fossil.

-lith

A stone or stony structure.

-lithic

Stone.

litho-

Stone.

magneto-

Magnetism or a magnet.

metallo-

A metal.

-metric

Measurement.

nepho-

Cloud.

nocti-

Night.

nycto-

Night.

ombro-

Rain; moisture.

-on1

Subatomic particles or quanta; molecular units.

oro-1

Mountains.

osmo-

Osmosis.

pedo-1

Soil or soil types.

petro-

Rocks; petroleum.

-phyre

Porphyritic rocks.

physico-

Physical; physical and …

physio-

Nature; physiology.

piezo-

Pressure.

pyro-

Fire.

radio-1

Radiation; radio waves.

rheo-

Current or flow.

roentgeno-

X-rays.

seismo-

An earthquake.

seleno-1

The moon.

-sol

Soil.

sono-

Sound.

spectro-

Spectrum.

-sphere

A broadly spherical object or region.

tectono-

Tectonics.

thalasso-

The sea.

thermo-

Heat; temperature.

tribo-

Friction.

-tron

A subatomic particle; an instrument or device.

-work

Things made of a specified material or in a particular way.

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