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Etymology  [ Linguistic ] Dictionary of botanic terminology - index of names
     
  The etymology of a word refers to its origin and the historical roots of the term as a linguistic form. Etymology, in general, is the study of the origins and history of words. The roots of words.  
     

The word etymology is derived from the Greek
"etumos" which means real or true. The ending "ology" suggests the study/science of something, as in biology or geology.

For example: the Ancient Greek word
“astron”  means “star”. And “phyton”  means “plant”. Hence Astrophytum literally means star plant.

See:
Etymology of names of cactus and succulent GENUS  ( included: synonyms)
Etymology of names of cactus and succulents SPECIES ( included: subspecies, variety and forms)

 
Etymology of names of cactus and succulent GENUS
Etymology of names of cactus and succulents SPECIES ( included: subspecies, variety and forms)
 
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