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.
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.
Author: Tim Williams (Ph. D.)
Publisher: Squirrox Press
Release Date: 2005
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.
Author: Michael J. Sheehan
Release Date: 2000-08-01
Genre: Literary Criticism
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).
Author: Manik Joshi
Publisher: Manik Joshi
Release Date: 2014-10-25
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
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
Author: Judith Winston
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Release Date: 2012-04-20
New species are discovered every day—and cataloguing all of them has grown into a nearly insurmountable task world-wide. 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.
Author: Edith Applegate
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2014-09-29
Who said learning A&P can't be fun? The Anatomy and Physiology Learning System, 4th Edition makes it easy to learn normal structure and function of the body, and summarizes the common disorders found in each body system. Written by well-known educator Edith Applegate, this book combines clear, crisp writing with hundreds of vibrant illustrations. This edition includes a stronger emphasis on medical vocabulary, so you understand key terms before you learn anatomy. A wide array of engaging features simplifies physiology concepts, and an Evolve website supports the book with a wealth of new learning opportunities. Even if you have little or no background in science, you will learn the A&P you need to enter your career! A clear and concise writing style makes the book easy to read and understand, even if you have a limited background in science. Quick Check questions let you check your comprehension at various points within a chapter. Chapter quizzes provide recall, thought, and application questions to check your understanding of A&P concepts. An Evolve website includes online tutoring, a Body Spectrum coloring book, Anatomy & Physiology Pioneers boxes with brief biographies of trailblazers in science and medicine, 3-D animations, an audio glossary, Spanish pronunciations of key terms, and frequently asked questions. Outlines and objectives at the beginning of each chapter help you prioritize your study. Key terms are highlighted to help you analyze, pronounce, and spell important medical words. A glossary provides definitions and a pronunciation guide for key terms. Functional Relationships pages illustrate the connection between each individual system and the other body systems, showing how all systems work together. Representative Disorders describe the common health issues associated with each body system. Focus on Aging boxes describe the effects of aging on body systems. Quick Applications boxes connect the material to real-world scenarios. From the Pharmacy boxes describe common medications for each body system and include a brief description of the drug and its action, common uses, and abbreviations. 100 new high-quality illustrations help you visualize anatomical features and physiological processes. Chapter summaries and vocabulary quizzes have been added to the end of each chapter. New Building Your Medical Vocabulary section covers the history of medical words, giving you the building blocks to use and recognize new terms.
This proven comprehensive learning system covers all the administrative, clinical, and general competencies designated by the major accrediting bodies for the entry-level medical assistant. Coverage of the structure and function of each body system is included as well as associated diagnostic examinations and diseases and disorders. This exciting new edition covers the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values necessary for you to become a successful, multi-skilled medical assistant. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Barbara A Gylys
Publisher: F.A. Davis
Release Date: 2017-03-20
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.
Author: Jean Tannis Dennerll
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2009-11-04
This best-selling medical terminology resource is now even better with a newly robust suite of supplement options for instructors, innovative built-in learning tools for students, and extensive updates reflecting the most accurate, current industry terms today. MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY: A PROGRAMMED SYSTEMS APPROACH, 10E uses a unique word-building programmed approach that teaches students to break down key medical terms into their roots, prefixes, and suffixes. This programmed-learning format requires active participation through reading, writing, answering questions, labeling, repetition, and providing immediate feedback. By using didactic color, engaging review activities, back-of-the-book flash cards, and an accompanying CD-ROM with interactive learning activities, this book provides a complete package for building a comprehensive entry-level knowledge of medical language for students with little or no previous experience. Now in its 10th edition, this book is a proven resource that is easy and fun to use. Teaching medical terminology has never been easier. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Catherine Kurtz
Publisher: John C. Kurtz
Release Date: 2004-10
This is a great course for beginner, the experienced, and everyone in between This course teaches what we call 'Word Building', which is the knowledge of how all medical words are structured. It's a quick, efficient and amazingly easy way for anyone to learn medical terminology. You learn how to recognize the meaning of a medical term by dividing the word into its three basic component parts: the prefix, root and suffix. By knowing the meanings of the prefixes, suffixes, and root words, you can easily make sense of a medical term. This course is designed for the healthcare claims biller, the medical insurance claims adjuster, the medical office worker, or anyone wanting to learn medical terminology. The course takes the average person 3 weeks or less to complete based on a study time of 1-2 hours per day.