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Hypothesis, analysis and synthesis, it's all Greek to me.

TitleHypothesis, analysis and synthesis, it's all Greek to me.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsIliopoulos, Ioannis, Sophia Ananiadou, Antoine Danchin, John Pa Ioannidis, Peter D. Katsikis, Christos A. Ouzounis, and V. J. Promponas
JournaleLife
Volume8
Date Published2019 02 20
ISSN2050-084X
Abstract

The linguistic foundations of science and technology include many terms that have been borrowed from ancient languages. In the case of terms with origins in the Greek language, the modern meaning can often differ significantly from the original one. Here we use the PubMed database to demonstrate the prevalence of words of Greek origin in the language of modern science, and call for scientists to exercise care when coining new terms.

DOI10.7554/eLife.43514
Alternate JournalElife


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