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Origin: L.etymologia, gr.; etymon _ discourse, description: cf. F. Etymologie. See Etymon, and -logy.

1. (Science: study) That branch of philological science which treats of the history of words, tracing out their origin, primitive significance, and changes of from and meaning.

2. That pert of grammar which relates to the changes in the form of the words in a language; inflection.

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Muscles - Etymology

Hi All Does anyone know (or know a place where I can find out) the etymology of the Buccinaetor muscles? f88

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by falcons1988
Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Muscles - Etymology
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Views: 998

Re: Re:

... de-evolution ! Sure but since it is not an accepted word, and that you have failed to provide a definition, I have to assume its meaning from its etymology. De-evolution, would then be the opposite of evolution, and that does not make sense since all change is evolution, even if it appears to ...

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by canalon
Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:18 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolutionists Show of Shutting Down the Debate
Replies: 71
Views: 37386

The term "degeneracy of genetic code"

... "redundancy of the genetic code", but that term doesnt seem to be as widespread. I know termiology is not That important, but I find etymology interesting and I would like to understand this term. Thanks for any help!

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by poobear
Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:31 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: The term "degeneracy of genetic code"
Replies: 1
Views: 4081

Why the name

... as did it's latin counterpart. The word also means "crayfish" or "crab", as some might have guessed. But anyway, the etymology of the word "cancer" is very old, and most likely originally included many other (macroscopically similar) conditions in addition ...

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by biohazard
Mon Jan 05, 2009 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why the name
Replies: 1
Views: 2333

cell biology

Think about it. Etymology understand is very important in instances like this. Cell specialization is no, hence the word "specialization", which means focusing in one area. Unicellular is a no, hence the word "uni" ...

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by Darwin420
Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:23 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: cell biology
Replies: 6
Views: 6388
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