A Dictionary of the Roots and Combining Forms of Scientific Words

Author: Tim Williams (Ph. D.)

Publisher: Squirrox Press

ISBN: 1411657934

Category: Biology

Page: 254

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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.

Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms, 1988

Word Roots and Combining Forms

Author: Mayfield Publishing, Co

Publisher: Bukupedia

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 144

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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.

Yoga-Anatomie

Ihr Begleiter durch die Asanas, Bewegungen und Atemtechniken

Author: Leslie Kaminoff,Leslie; Matthews Kaminoff

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 3864134838

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

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Im Yoga vereinigen sich innere Ruhe und Ausgeglichenheit mit einem starken, flexiblen Körper. Die Positionen oder Asanas kräftigen die Muskeln, entspannen den Geist und stärken die Konzentrationsfähigkeit. Aber was genau passiert eigentlich bei den verschiedenen Übungen im Körper? Der anerkannte Yoga-Experte Leslie Kaminoff hat in seinem Klassiker Yoga-Anatomie erstmals zusammengefasst, auf welche Organe, Muskelgruppen und Gelenke sich die einzelnen Asanas auswirken, wie sie das tun und wann welche Atemtechniken einzusetzen sind. Nun hat er den Bestseller komplett überarbeitet und mit zwei zusätzlichen Kapiteln zum Skelett- und Muskelsystem erweitert. Die wichtigsten Übungen und ihre Wirkungen werden auch in dieser Ausgabe durch exakte Illustrationen so detailgenau beschrieben, wie es anhand von Fotos nie möglich wäre. Mit diesem Buch erhält der Leser ein ganz neues Verständnis über die positive Wirkung von Yoga.

Word Parts Dictionary

Standard and Reverse Listings of Prefixes, Suffixes, Roots and Combining Forms, 2d ed.

Author: Michael J. Sheehan

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078643564X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 294

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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).

Word Parts Dictionary

Standard and Reverse Listings of Prefixes, Suffixes, Roots and Combining Forms

Author: Michael Sheehan

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 227

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Here at last is a one-stop word-reference book for language lovers. Anyone who has scoured a regular dictionary or thesaurus in search of an elusive word expressing a specific meaning will appreciate this versatile reference. This dictionary, split into three parts, presents the prefixes, suffixes, combining forms and roots that fit together to form words in English. Part I, an alphabetical listing of word parts with definitions, allows a reader to quickly locate the meaning of a known word part. Part II, the Finder, allows a user to start with a meaning or concept and then find word parts that express that meaning. Part III, also a reverse dictionary, organizes the word parts under broad headings: where a reader might consult Part II for word parts relating to Skull, Part III gives a complete listing of word parts pertaining to The Body.

Latin Suffixes

Author: John Tahourdin White

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781385927700

Category: History

Page: 162

View: 1952

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Dictionary of Combining Forms

Vocabulary Building

Author: Manik Joshi

Publisher: Manik Joshi

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 82

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What are “Combining Forms”? Combining form is a form of a word that can combine with free word, root word or another combining form to get a new word. ‘Combining form’ adds extra meaning to the new word. ‘Combining form’ is added to the beginning or end of free word, root word or another combining form. (A). Examples of “Combining form + Free Word”: Agro- + Industry = Agro-industry Agro- denotes: connected with farming (B). Example of “Combining form + Root Word”: Aero- + Gramme = Aerogramm Aero- denotes: connected with aircraft Gramme denotes: writing (C). Examples of “Combining form + Combining form”: Hydro- + -Logy = Hydrology [the scientific study of the earth's water] Hydro- denotes: relating to water -Logy denotes: a subject of study IMPORTANT NOTES: 1. “Combining form” generally cannot stand alone as free words, but there are many exceptions to this rule. EXAMPLES: Combining Form: -like [free word] lotus + -like = lotus-like rope + -like = rope-like -like- denotes: similar to the thing that is mentioned 2. Many Words ending in “-ed”, “-en”, etc. are used as COMBINING FORMS. EXAMPLES: Combining Form: -based (ending in ‘-ed’) foreign + -based = foreign-based demand + -based = demand-based -based denotes: containing something as an important feature or part 3. Many words ending in “-ing” are used as COMBINING FORMS. EXAMPLES: Combining Form: -looking (ending in ‘-ing’) fine + -looking = fine-looking suspicious + -looking = suspicious-looking -looking- denotes: to be appearing in a way that is mentioned Alphabetical List of Combining Forms Along With Their Meanings And Examples Combining Forms -- A AERO- Used to form: adjectives, adverbs and nouns General meaning: connected with aircraft Examples: aerobatics / aerodrome / aerodynamics / aerofoil / aerogramme (also, aerogram) / aeronaut / aeronautics / aerospace / aerostat ****** -AFFECTED Used to form: adjectives General meaning: suffering from the thing that is mentioned Examples [along with their use in phrases]: drug-affected ---- [drug-affected newborns] famine-affected ---- [famine-affected village] flu-affected ---- [flu-affected patients] militancy-affected ---- [militancy-affected state] quake-affected ---- [quake-affected hills] Other Examples: flood-affected / cyclone-affected / explosion-affected / drought-affected / rain-affected / violence-affected ****** AFRO- Used to form: adjectives and nouns General meaning: African Examples [along with their use in phrases]: Afro-Brazilian ---- [Afro-Brazilian heritage] Afro-British ---- [Afro-British people] Afro-Caribbean ---- [Afro-Caribbean cooperation] Afro-Colombian ---- [Afro-Colombian celebrities] Afro-Cuban ---- [Afro-Cuban player] Afro-descendant ---- [Afro-descendant communities] Afro-Iranian ---- [Afro-Iranian minority] Afro-Latina ---- [Afro-Latina engineers] Afro-Mexican ---- [Afro-Mexican students] Afro-Palestinian ---- [Afro-Palestinian group] Afro-Turk ---- [Afro-Turk music star] ALL- Used to form: adjectives and adverbs General meaning: each and every one | totally | in the highest degree Examples: all-American / all-around / all-British / all-Canadian / all-clear / all-consuming / all-embracing / all-encompassing / all-important / all-inclusive / all-night / all-nighter / all-out / all-over / all-party / all-pervading / all-powerful / all-purpose / all-round / all-rounder / all-star / all-ticket / all-time

Describing Species

Practical Taxonomic Procedure for Biologists

Author: Judith E. Winston

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231506651

Category: Science

Page: 512

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New species are discovered every day—and cataloguing all of them has grown into a nearly insurmountable task worldwide. Now, this definitive reference manual acts as a style guide for writing and filing species descriptions. New collecting techniques and new technology have led to a dramatic increase in the number of species that are discovered. Explorations of unstudied regions and new habitats for almost any group of organisms can result in a large number of new species discoveries—and hence the need to be described. Yet there is no one source a student or researcher can readily consult to learn the basic practical aspects of taxonomic procedures. Species description can present a variety of difficulties: Problems arise when new species are not given names because their discoverers do not know how to write a formal species description or when these species are poorly described. Biologists may also have to deal with nomenclatural problems created by previous workers or resulting from new information generated by their own research. This practical resource for scientists and students contains instructions and examples showing how to describe newly discovered species in both the animal and plant kingdoms. With special chapters on publishing taxonomic papers and on ecology in species description, as well as sections covering subspecies, genus-level, and higher taxa descriptions, Describing Species enhances any writer's taxonomic projects, reports, checklists, floras, faunal surveys, revisions, monographs, or guides. The volume is based on current versions of the International Codes of Zoological and Botanical Nomenclature and recognizes that systematics is a global and multicultural exercise. Though Describing Species has been written for an English-speaking audience, it is useful anywhere Taxonomy is spoken and will be a valuable tool for professionals and students in zoology, botany, ecology, paleontology, and other fields of biology.

English Words from Latin and Greek Elements

Author: Donald M. Ayers,R. L. Cherry

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816508990

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 290

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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.

Frindel oder die Kunst, ein Wort neu zu erfinden

Author: Andrew Clements

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783800050482

Category:

Page: 102

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Wer legt fest, was ein Wort bedeutet?: Nick ist ein kluger Lausbub und hat viele Tricks auf Lager, um Lehrpersonen vom Aufgabengeben abzuhalten. Doch bei der neuen Lehrerin der fünften Klasse versagen sie. So muss Nick selber einen Vortrag darüber halten, warum das Wörterbuch wichtig ist fürs Leben. Diese Aufgabe beschäftigt ihn: Wer bestimmt denn, was ein Wort bedeuten soll? Nick kommt auf die Idee, ein eigenes Wort zu erfinden. Anstatt Kugelschreiber oder Bleistift sagt er in Zukunft nur noch "Frindel". In kürzester Zeit setzt sich das Wort im ganzen Schulhaus durch. Gerade auch, weil die Lehrerin Mrs. Granger so dagegen ist. Die ganze Geschichte kommt in der Lokalzeitung und wahrhaftig auch im Fernsehen. Immer mehr Menschen übernehmen das Wort, viel Geld lässt sich mit dessen Vermarktung verdienen. Nach zehn Jahren erhält es seinen Platz im offiziellen Wörterbuch. Da erhält Nick einen Brief von seiner ehemaligen Lehrerin, der eine grosse Überraschung beinhaltet! Eine witzige Schulgeschichte, die zum Nachdenken über die Bedeutung von Wörtern anregt und darüber, was Sprache eigentlich ist. Ab 10 Jahren, gut, Irene Beglinger-Flückiger.

Steinadler

Author: John Reynolds Gardiner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783866151208

Category:

Page: 127

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Der 10-jährige Willy - er bewirtschaftet zusammen mit seinem Grossvater eine kleine Kartoffelfarm in Wyoming - unternimmt mit seinem Hund Spürnase alles, um seinem kranken Grossvater den Lebensmut wiederzugeben.