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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
oste-, osteo-; -osteum,-i (s.n.II): in Gk. comp. bone-, bony [> Gk. osteon (s.n.II), a bone; Lat. os, ossis]; see skeleton.

Osteospermum, bone-seed.

Triosteum,-i (s.n.II) L. “Name an abbreviation of Triosteospermum, alluding to the three bony nutlets” (Fernald 1950); Lonicera xylosteum L., the epithet an “old generic name meaning Bonewood” (Fernald 1950), > Gk. xylon, wood, + osteon, bone. TO DO distr.

Stellaria Holostea L., “for Holosteum, with which it was early associated” (Fernald 1950); Holosteum L. > Gk. holos, ‘all,’ + steon, ‘bone’ (Fernald 1950) (Caryophyllaceae).

(Fungus) Osteomorpha Arnaud.

Ostarion,-ii (s.n.II), a little bone.

“Osteochilus vittatus (a fish), Ostinaspis coronata (a fossil fish), Ostinops oleagineus (a bird); Gasterosteus aculeatus (stickleback)” (Brown).

 

A work in progress, presently with preliminary A through R, and S, and with S (in part) through Z essentially completed.
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