Dictionary Of Word Roots

Author: Donald Borror
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780874840537
Format: PDF, Docs
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One of the outstanding problems of the biologist, whether he be beginning student or specialists, is that of understanding technical terms. The best way to understand and remember technical terms is to understand first their component parts, or roots. This dictionary has been designed primarily to meet the needs of the beginning student, the medical student, and the taxonomist, but it should be of value to all biologists.

A Dictionary of the Roots and Combining Forms of Scientific Words

Author: Tim Williams (Ph. D.)
Publisher: Squirrox Press
ISBN: 1411657934
Format: PDF, Docs
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Have you ever wondered where scientific words and names come from? Why are honey bees known as 'Apis mellifera', why is a daisy known as 'Bellis perennis'? If you are curious about words you can use this book to find out exactly what 'artiodactyl' means, what an 'ectoloph' is and where you can find 'Cantium'. Within this book are over 12,800 entries, plus directions for using the word-roots, rules of pronunciation, guidance for constructing scientific names and general principles of transliteration. Additionally there are appendices listing the adjectival forms of geographical names; some common terms for animals, plants and structures, activities and habitats; shapes, sizes, colors, textures, patterns, numbers, quantity, direction and location, parts of the year and chemical elements. This dictionary will be especially useful to students from many fields and particularly those from medical and biological backgrounds, as well as being a valuable addition to any reference collection.

Word Parts Dictionary

Author: Michael J. Sheehan
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 078643564X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This updated version of the 2000 original is still the only complete resource on the market for finding word parts needed to express a concept. Aside from catering to those who wish to expand their vocabulary, the purpose of this dictionary is to provide convenient word parts to those who may be interested in inventing or deciphering words bearing an established and embedded meaning. Like the first edition, this work is split into three parts presenting the prefixes, suffixes, combining forms, and roots that fit together to form words in English. Part I, the Dictionary proper, provides an alphabetical listing of nearly 4,700 word parts, each entry including a brief definition and two examples of words using that unit. This section benefits from several additions, the most notable of which are embedded etymologies for each entry. Part II, the Finder, is a reverse dictionary of word parts allowing users to start with a meaning or concept and then find word parts which express that meaning. Still the only reverse dictionary of its kind, Part II is updated with over 1,000 new search terms. Part III collects word parts in another reverse dictionary under 18 convenient categories. Each pre-existing category has been expanded when possible, and three entirely new categories have also been added (Eating, Experts, and Measurement Science).

Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms 1988

Author: Mayfield Publishing, Co
Publisher: Bukupedia
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub
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One of the outstanding problems of the biologist, whether he be beginning student or specialist, is that of understanding technical terms. The best way to understand and remember technical terms is to understand first their component parts, or roots. To this end the various word roots, from the Latin, Greek, and other languages, that are most frequently encountered in biological terms have been brought together in this dictionary. Some of the word roots listed in the following pages are used in many scientific terms and names, and once their meaning is understood their occurrence in words subsequently encountered will immediately suggest the meanings of the new words. The task of looking up a new word in a technical or unabridged dictionary is often eliminated by a knowledge of word roots. The study of the roots of words can become extremely interesting, as well as a very valuable aid in understanding new terms. This dictionary has been designed primarily to meet the needs of the beginning student, the medical student, and the taxonomist, but it should be of value to all biologists. Both student and teacher are keenly aware of the difficulties of the beginning student in learning technical terms; the medical student is often overwhelmed by the multitude of names of structures, conditions, and processes which he must understand and remember; and the taxonomist frequently encounters words the meanings of which are to be found only in a Latin or Greek dictionary, if at all. The section on the formulation of scientific names, following the list of word roots, should be of value to the taxonomist who is interested in naming new species or groups.

English Words from Latin and Greek Elements

Author: Donald M. Ayers
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816508990
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Presents an overview of the development of the English language and examines the formation of words especially from Greek and Latin roots. Also discusses definitions and usage.

Roots Suffixes Prefixes

Author: B. A. Reed
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1438966709
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book presents a compilation of terms frequently encountered in the vocabulary of medicine. You will find a dash (-) appended to indicate that this word is incomplete, and there is something which comes before the medical term or behind the medical term. The terms, in this work, provide a map for students to begin to understand a complex language as the various component of the words (roots, suffixes, prefixes) are strung together to form a complete word.. It is then that the student began to get a picture of the meaning of the word as the components began to fit together. Roots, Suffixes, Prefixes is provided as a reference for our Anatomy and Physiology students and Medical Assistants. It is as indispensable for nursing students and other students in the medical field. The book is compiled alphabetically for ease of access. Hats off to all students, especially the Medical Assistant students of American Commercial College, San Angelo, Texas. We appreciate hearing from you, as well as others, concerning your opinion regarding use of this book - suggestions and constructive criticisms needed. It is your feedback that provides the basic of each revision. Remember you are the reason why this work is effected, and it is you that underwrites future editions.

A Thesaurus of English Word Roots

Author: Horace Gerald Danner
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442233265
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Horace G. Danner’s A Thesaurus of English Word Roots is a compendium of the most-used word roots of the English language. All word roots are listed alphabetically, along with the Greek or Latin words from which they derive, together with the roots’ original meanings. If the current meaning of an individual root differs from the original meaning, that is listed in a separate column.

Science Terms Made Easy

Author: Joseph S. Elias
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313338960
Format: PDF, Docs
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Defines scientific words, gives the language that they originally came from, and describes what each word--and various parts of that word--meant in that original language, with appendices that define common prefixes, roots, and suffixes.