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

View: 3980


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

Author: Donald Borror

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780874840537

Category: Reference

Page: 134

View: 1988


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.

Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms, 1988

Word Roots and Combining Forms

Author: Mayfield Publishing, Co

Publisher: Bukupedia


Category: Reference

Page: 144

View: 2783


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.

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

View: 9931


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).

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

View: 3564


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

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

View: 1403


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

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1008

View: 4423


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

A Lexicon of Scientific Words and Their Root Language Origins

Author: Joseph S. Elias

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313338960

Category: Science

Page: 218

View: 8432


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.


Author: Brown Rw

Publisher: Smithsonian

ISBN: 9781560988489

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 882

View: 2834


Born of the linguistic fascination of a noted paleontologist, Composition of Scientific Words includes a brief introduction to the history and elementary structure of English, Greek, and Latin, followed by a guide for the formulation of technical terms. The main selection, the lexicon, is an alphabetical list of key words. It gives their synonyms and cognates in English, Latin, and Greek, as well as occasional additions from among thirty-eight other languages. This section is a storehouse of fact and lore on the derivation of both everyday and technical terms. Numerous cross-references make the book fully accessible.

Medical Terminology Systems

A Body Systems Approach

Author: Barbara A Gylys,Mary Ellen Wedding

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803658680

Category: Medical

Page: 591

View: 6432


You’ll begin by learning the parts of word roots, combining forms, suffixes, and prefixes. Then, use your understanding of word parts to learn medical terminology. Mnemonic devices and engaging, interactive activities make word-building fun and easy, ensuring you retain the information you need for success.

Medical Terminology For Dummies

Author: Beverley Henderson,Jennifer Lee Dorsey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118944054

Category: Medical

Page: 384

View: 3349


Grasp and retain the fundamentals of medical terminology quickly and easily Don't know a carcinoma from a hematoma? This friendly guide explains how the easiest way to remember unfamiliar, often-tongue-twisting words is to learn their parts: the prefix, root, and suffix. Medical Terminology For Dummies breaks down the words you'll encounter in your medical terminology course and gives you plain-English explanations and examples to help you master definitions, pronunciations, and applications across all medical fields. For many, the language of medicine and healthcare can be confusing, and frequently presents the greatest challenge to students – this guide was designed to help you overcome this problem with ease! Packed with ideas, study materials, quizzes, mind maps, and games to help you retain the information, Medical Terminology For Dummies quickly gets you up to speed on medical prefixes, suffixes, and root words so you'll approach even unfamiliar medical terms with confidence and ease. Bone up on words that describe and are related to the body's systems Correctly pronounce and understand the meanings of medical terms Find tricks and study tips for memorizing words Build your knowledge with helpful word-building activities If you're working toward a certification or degree in a medical or healthcare field, or if you're already on the job, Medical Terminology For Dummies is the fast and easy way to learn the lingo.

Robertson's Words for a Modern Age

A Cross Reference of Latin and Greek Combining Elements

Author: John G. Robertson

Publisher: Senior Scribe Publications

ISBN: 9780963091901

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 7846


Lists Latin and Greek roots, prefixes, and suffixes used in the English language

Medical Terminology Express

A Short-Course Approach by Body System

Author: Barbara A Gylys,Regina M Masters

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803642113

Category: Medical

Page: 456

View: 1400


Now in its 2nd edition, Medical Terminology Express adapts Barbara Gylys’s proven word-building techniques for the short-course. Organized by body system, this text shows the connection between anatomical structures and associated medial word roots.

Dictionary of Prefixes and Suffixes

Useful English Affixes

Author: Manik Joshi

Publisher: Manik Joshi


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 63

View: 1439


AFFIX A letter or group of letters added to the beginning or end of a word to get a new word with a changed meaning. Examples – im- in impossible; ntier- in international -able in agreeable; -er in learner English Affixes could be divided into two groups: Prefixes and Suffixes PREFIX A letter or group of letters added to the beginning of a word to get a new word with a changed meaning. Examples – im- in impossible; inter- in international; un- in unaffected SUFFIX A letter or group of letters added to the end of a word to get a new word with a changed meaning. Examples – -able in agreeable; -er in learner; -ness in quickness Sample This: ENGLISH PREFIXES – A a- Used to form: adjectives, adverbs and nouns General meaning: not, without Examples: acellular / amoral / apolitical / atheism / atheist / atypical ****** ad- Used to form: nouns and verbs General meaning: addition, tendency Examples: adjoin / adjudge / admixture ****** ambi- Used to form: adjectives, adverbs and nouns General meaning: both of two Examples: ambidexterity / ambidextrous / ambivalence / ambivalent ****** ante- Used to form: adjectives, nouns and verbs General meaning: prior to; in front of Examples: antedate / antenatal / anterior / ante-room ****** anti- Used to form: adjectives and nouns General meaning: against; the opposite of; preventing Examples: anti-aircraft / anti-bacterial / antibiotic / antibody / anti-choice / anticlerical / anticlimax / anticlockwise / anticoagulant / anti-competitive / anti-copying / anti-corruption / anticyclone / antidepressant / anti-drug / anti-encroachment / anti-extremism / antifreeze / anti-globalization / anti-graft / antigravity / anti-hate / anti-hero / anti-inflammatory / anti-liquor / anti-lock / anti-malarial / anti-national / antioxidant / antiparticle / anti-people / anti-personnel / antiperspirant / anti-poaching / antipyretic / antiretroviral / anti-rowdy / anti-sabotage / antiseptic / antisocial / anti-stalking / antitank / anti-terror / anti-terrorism / anti-theft / antitrust / antiviral / antivirus ****** ENGLISH SUFFIXES – A -able Used to form: adjectives, adverbs and nouns General meaning: that can, should or must be done; having the characteristic of Examples: adaptable / agreeable / amenable / amicable / appreciable / approachable / assessable / avertable / avoidable / believable / breakable / calculable / changeable / chargeable / comfortable / companionable / computable / conceivable / controllable / curable / decipherable / declarable / desirable / detectable / detestable / doable / enjoyable / escapable / excitable / explainable / explicable / exploitable / fashionable / foreseeable / graspable / honorable / imaginable / imperturbable / indubitable / inevitable / justifiable / manageable / moveable / noticeable / observable / payable / pleasurable / portable / preventable / punishable / quantifiable / questionable / ratable / reachable / readable / reasonable / reckonable / recognizable / reliable / reputable / respectable / serviceable / sociable / stoppable / taxable / traceable / transferable / translatable / transportable / understandable / usable / utilizable / variable / washable / wearable / workable ****** -ability Used to form: nouns General meaning: a level of skill, intelligence, etc. Example: capability / curability / excitability / inescapability / inevitability / playability / preventability / serviceability / unavoidability / usability / workability ****** -ably Used to form: adverbs General meaning: skillful and well; in a particular manner Examples: affably / capably / charitably / comfortably / demonstrably / indisputably / inevitably / irritably / notably / noticeably / presumably / probably / reasonably / remarkably ****** -acy Used to form: nouns General meaning: the position, quality, state or status of Examples: accuracy / adequacy / delicacy / democracy / intimacy / primacy / privacy / supremacy ******

Medical Terminology: A Short Course

Author: Davi-Ellen Chabner

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323265243


Page: 440

View: 320


Quickly master the basics of medical terminology and begin speaking and writing terms almost immediately! Using Davi-Ellen Chabner's proven learning method, Medical Terminology: A Short Course, 7th Edition omits time-consuming, nonessential information and helps you build a working medical vocabulary of the most frequently encountered prefixes, suffixes, and word roots. Medical terms are introduced in the context of human anatomy and physiology to help you understand exactly what they mean, and case studies, vignettes, and activities demonstrate how they're used in practice. With all this plus medical animations, word games, and flash cards on the Evolve companion website, you'll be amazed at how easily medical terminology becomes part of your vocabulary.Self-teaching text/workbook approach reinforces learning every step of the way with labeling diagrams, pronunciation tests, and review sheets throughout the book.Clear, non-technical explanations demystify medical terminology even if you've had little or no background in science or biology."Picture Show" activities, practical case studies, and vignettes demonstrate real-life applications of medical terms in describing describe pathology and procedures.Full-color images illustrate anatomical and pathological terms.""Principal Diagnosis""feature shows how medical terms are used in clinical practice by asking you to read physician notes about a case and determine the patient s principal diagnosis."First Person" narratives help you understand diseases and conditions from the patient s perspective."Spotlight" feature identifies and clarifies potentially confusing terminology. ""Medical Terminology Check Up"" at the end of each chapter reinforces your understanding of key concepts.Labeled illustrations in the Spanish glossary present Spanish terms for major anatomical structures.A tablet-optimized Evolve companion website includes word games, learning exercises, audio pronunciations, animations, an anatomy coloring book, electronic flash cards, and more. NEW andUPDATEDmedical informationkeeps you current with today s healthcare terminology, and includes new illustrations clarifying difficult concepts and procedures. IMPROVED! Evolve resources" "are now optimized for tablet use, and mobile-optimized versions of the flash cards and quick quizzes make it easier for on-the-go study and review. "

Quick & Easy Medical Terminology

Author: Peggy C. Leonard

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323370640

Category: Medical

Page: 456

View: 5740


Read, write, and speak medical terms in no time with Leonard’s Quick & Easy Medical Terminology, 8th Edition. Ideal for one-semester courses and self-study, this clear, concise text covers disorders, diagnosis, and treatment with a strong focus on anatomy for an integrated discussion of each body system. Small bits of information are presented then immediately tested for comprehension using a combination of programmed and traditional review questions. With new case studies, terms, and photos, plus help from the companion Evolve site, Quick & Easy Medical Terminology provides you with simple tools for good communication in the health care environment. Brief explanations and a focus on basic word-building skills make this text perfect for shorter, one- or two-credit medical terminology courses or self-study. Moderate anatomy and physiology coverage offers just the right amount of anatomical information to support the terminology presented. Programmed learning improves your comprehension by offering immediate feedback. Review exercises integrated throughout lesson material enable you to test your knowledge and retention of material more frequently for quick reinforcement. Medical reports with review exercises allow you to study terminology in documents similar to those seen in the clinical setting — and practice using terms in real-life situations. Quick Tips located throughout the text provide fun facts and memory aids. Student Evolve resources include games; activities; flash cards; animations, pharmacology, CAM, and genetics appendices; audio terms, and mobile quizzes and flash cards that offer additional opportunities to quickly gauge strong and weak areas in a fun, interactive environment. NEW! 14 additional case studies with exercises let you practice medical terminology in context. NEW! Elsevier’s Adaptive Learning (EAL) updated to accompany the text and provide an engaging, interactive learning experience that transforms textbook information into lasting knowledge. NEW and UPDATED! Terms, definitions, and procedures keep you up-to-date with healthcare advances. NEW! Photos and drawings illustrate difficult terms and procedures more clearly and consistently throughout the text.

Unlocking Literacy

Effective Decoding & Spelling Instruction

Author: Marcia K. Henry

Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing

ISBN: 9781598570748

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 326

View: 2441


The second edition of this bestselling textbook arms pre-K to middle-school teachers with the most recent developments in reading research and shows them how to apply their knowledge in the classroom to help all students learn.; "