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  1. #1 binomial nomenclature... 
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    can anyone refer me to a source of latin word segments? that's probably not the right thing to call them. I'm interested in the latin, 'scientific' names of animals, and i'd like to know what the names mean. For example, the bald eagle's latin name is 'Haliaeetus leucocephalus', and i know that leuco means white and cephalus means head, but i'm curious as to what haliae and etus mean. i'm just looking for a website or book or something with word parts and definitions... thanks...


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    Haliaeetus come from halos meaning “sea” and aetos meaning “eagle.

    I found this at: http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/Wh...ault.cfm?id=19

    I found this by going to google and entering "Haliaeetus eymology".


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