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Roots of Common Terms in Special Topics in Evolution

Roots

G = Greek, L = Latin

Abiogenesis

abios = without life (G), genesis = make (G)

Coacervate

coacervare = to heap up (L)

Extremophile

exterus = outward (L), philos = to like (G)

Isotope

isos = equal (G), topos = place (G)

Panspermia

pân = all (G), spérma = seed (G)

Phylogenetics

phylon = leaf (G)

Radioactive

radius = beam (L), activus = doing (L)

Saltation

saltare = leap (L)

Taxonomy

taxis = arrangement (G), nomia = method (G)

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