Classroom Blog of the Classical Civilization Students. IES María Casares, Oleiros, Galicia, Spain.
Monday, March 14, 2016
Greek and Latin Roots of English: Electrocardiogram
According to the WordReference dictionary the word electrocardiogram means the printed, graphic record that is produced by an electrocardiograph.
According to the Etymology dictionary electro- means before vowels electr-, word-forming element meaning "electrical, electricity," Latinized form of Greek elektro. Cardio means before vowels cardi-, word-forming element meaning "pertaining to the heart," from Latinized form of Greek kardia "heart". Gram means noun suffix, "that which is written or marked, from Greek gramma "that which is drawn; a picture, a drawing; that which is written, a character, an alphabet letter, written letter, piece of writing.