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Common Name Origins

Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 2:48 am
by PwintN 2H
What is the origin for the prefixes iso-, neo-, tert-?

Re: Common Name Origins

Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:05 am
by Heerali Patel 3A
I believe the prefixes iso- and neo- have Greek origins in which iso- comes from the word isos, meaning equal, neo- comes from the word neos, meaning new. Tert- (tertiary) comes from the Latin word tertarius, meaning third/third part.