Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms / Edition 1by Donald Borror
Pub. Date: 06/01/1960
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
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.
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I share this book with my students in high school science class and will promote it every chance I get. It is the most valuable book I have ever used. When I was going to school, it was the secret to saving many hours of studying. It is pretty easy to point out the erythrocyte if you know it means 'red cell' and leukocyte if you know leuko means 'white.' It helps struggling readers to overcome really big and complex looking words. All big words are just little words strung together!! Learn a few hundred little words and you can master a hundred thousand big words!! What a great return on investment!!!
This book should be on the shelf of anyone who is either in a science (especially the biological ones) or have an interest in nature. Where else can you demystify and translate those Latin/Greek names so they tell you something about what the name refers to? This book will do that. It's also a great place to find passwords!
'This book is worthwhile,however, if you wish to understand it totally, you need to buy the book bioscientific terminology by Donald.A.Ayers-if you wish to understand the grammar behind the roots,prefixes, and suffixes that are used to construct the words. This book is a worthwhile little dictionary,that provides the user with the common roots from greek and latin,and there is a useful index of the transliteration from straight greek to english. I would wholeheartedly reccomend this book however, remember that you should take the advice I have given previously.. 'This book is a good reference book'it needs another to fully do it the justice that it deserves.'
An absolute must for medical/nursing and allied discipline students. No need for medical terminology after studying with this little jewel.
This was my survival tool in college biology, wished I had it in high school.
The only required College book I have left from 1970. I'm buying a copy for my College son, he can't have mine!
This book will make your difficult classes all come to light. Who knows latin nowadays? i know I don't and all the odd terminology is so clear after being able to undertsand what the word actually means with a little translation. Thanks to this book my GPA has been spared!