[Taxacom] Latin equivalents for Engliah words ending in-cyte

Richard Zander Richard.Zander at mobot.org
Sun Apr 23 15:39:06 CDT 2017

I was asked by Patricia Eckel to forward this query to Taxacomers:

This is a problem that may interest those with a lexicographer's enjoyment of words.

There seems to be some confusion regarding the formation of a Latin word for English words ending in -cyte and derivations to justify various options.   Does anyone know of other basic Latin texts than those listed that might offer a definitive solution to this problem?  Would anyone like to comment on the suggestions put forth in the Dictionary entry?


Richard H. Zander
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