Fixing terminology

David Brown brownBI at OA.PTLOMA.EDU
Mon Apr 21 15:30:49 EST 1997


The value of this thread would be enhanced by a list to include the problem
word, the rationale for its replacement, and on the same line, the suggested
alternatives. It would be more convincing, easier to think about, and prompt
readership participation. Many minds can evaluate better than one or two.

A possible model:

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replacement             obsolete                        rationale
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syngamy                 fertilization                   confusion with eutrophy

egg                         fertile egg                    confusion with
eutrophy?

CO2 fixing              dark reactions              ETS?? not clear by Koning 
                              lignt independent

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What do you think? What other words, lists, do you have?

David D. Brown
Biology Department
Point Loma Nazarene College
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San Diego, CA 92106-2899
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