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Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
By Donald J. Borror
Mayfield Publishing Company, 1960
ISBN: 0874840538
Cite: 20598 with citation markup [cite:20598]
I don't have this one yet, but it looks like it would be a nice reference to ferret out the meanings of those scientific names.

Freely available via the "Internet Archive"
The URL is:

One just needs to create a free account (i.e. choose a user name & password) to use the 'library check out' system implemented for certain materials on the "Internet Archive" website.

Another similar & useful reference the 1944 reference by the botanist and desert ecologist Edmund Jaeger:

      A Source-Book of Biological Names and Terms

At about 280 pages (including the 25 page preface), it's about twice as long as Borror's work and somewhat more detailed (i.e. a bit less "telegraphic").

One of the few such word books written by an entomologist...
This small volume was recommended to me by an entomologist who described many species. I'm thankful for both the tip and work that went into this publication as I rely on it on a regular basis.

Obituary of DR. Donald J. Borror.

Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
I have this book. Whether studying flora or fauna, this book is invaluable for understanding the meanings behind latinized words. Six thumbs up.

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