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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Re: BRYONET: Bryonet: Etymologies of Bryophyte Names


Dear Lily,

There is a very nice dictionary of prefixes, suffixes and combining forms
that you can download for free in the following address:

I have found it a great source for finding out the roots of moss names
(either Greek or Latin).

Take care!


Juan Larrain B.
Departamento de Botanica
Universidad de Concepcion
Casilla 160-C, Concepcion, Chile
Fono: (56) 41-2204418
Fax: (56) 41-2246005
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