December 18th, 2010

word of the day
  • k8cre8

sarcology

 My apologies for the lateness of this post, I admit, it slipped my mind until I was checking my to do list. This story came out of a discussion I had with my sister. I didn’t know it was going to go anywhere until I remembered it was an El Nino year.

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sarcology ( SAR – col – o – gee ) noun. Greek. The study of the soft, fleshy parts of the body.

"Sarco" is commonly used as a prefix for other words, like sarcophagus, which means "flesh-eating," or "sarcoma" which means "a fleshy growth." Sarco means "flesh" in Greek, and when added to "ology," from the Greek "logia" meaning body of knowledge, you get the whole picture. You might have seen "ology" a few zillion times in the names of the sciences, or branches of discussion and philosophy, as in theology.