[Taxacom] Derivation of word Termitoloemus
Garland, Mark - NRCS, Greensboro, NC
mark.garland at gnb.usda.gov
Thu Nov 7 13:08:22 CST 2013
In ancient Greek, λοιμός (loimos) meant "plague" or "pest". Maybe that's the second element of the word?
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From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu [mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Knut Rognes
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Subject: [Taxacom] Derivation of word Termitoloemus
Can anyone help me with the latin / greek derivation of the word Termitoloemus? I have read somewhere that it consist of two elements:
termito - derived from termite, and loemus - supposedly meaning to eat, but I cannot retrieve the source for the interpretation of latter element. The species Termitoloemus marshalli attacks termite workers.
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