Common Name Origins

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PwintN 2H
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Common Name Origins

Postby PwintN 2H » Sat Feb 27, 2016 2:48 am

What is the origin for the prefixes iso-, neo-, tert-?

Heerali Patel 3A
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Re: Common Name Origins

Postby Heerali Patel 3A » Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:05 am

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.

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