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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

BRYONET: (no subject)

Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 16:49:32 -0500 (CDT)
From: Delgadillo Moya Claudio <>
Subject: Re: BRYONET: Etymologies of Bryophyte Names
Claudio sent this message for distribution, and I have attached my
file of word roots to it. Most of these came from Stearn's Botanical
Latin and Borror's Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms. Since
then I have acquired Roland Wilbur Brown's book, Composition of
Scientific Words (much larger, 882 pages), published by the Smithsonian
Institution Press in 1956. I haven't used it for bryophytes, but it
does not include generic names. I found brachys (short), but not
Lily, I hope when your project is "finished" that you will post it on
the web and that we can link to it from the IAB website. It will be
very useful for teaching.
Janice sent the "List of bryological word roots and meanings, from a
Bryonet message of February 27, 1999". If this is still available, it
may be newly distributed.
Dr. Claudio Delgadillo Moya
Jefe del Departamento de Botanica
Instituto de Biologia, UNAM
Apartado Postal 70-233
Ciudad Universitaria, Delegacion Coyoac?n
04510 Mexico, D.F. Tel. 5622-9070

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