Some Common Combining Forms
On the following pages are listed a number of the more common combining forms, or roots, that a taxonomist might use in the formulation of a new name. These roots are listed under a number of categories, as follows:
Colors and Markings
Basic Colors
Colors from Metals
Colors from Other Things
Qualifying Terms
Pattern
Miscellaneous
Size
Shape
Texture
Direction and Position
Numbers
Quantity
Types of Animals
Animal Structures
Common Substances
Types of Plants
Plant Structures
Animal Activities
Habitats
Miscellaneous

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