One of the outstanding problems of the biologist, whether he be beginning student or specialists, is that of understanding technical terms. The best way to understand and remember technical terms is to understand first their component parts, or roots. This dictionary has been designed primarily to meet the needs of the beginning student, the medical student, and the taxonomist, but it should be of value to all biologists.
Donald Joyce Borror was a professor of entomology and zoology at Ohio State University. He founded the Borror Laboratory of Bioacoustics at the university, which houses one of the largest collections of recorded animal sounds in the world - it has more than 30,000 recordings of over 1400 species of animals.
I saw this come through the library as a hold about the time I was reading The World of Kong: A Natural History of Skull Island, which features invented scientific names for the creatures, so I first thought of this book as a tool for developing those names. But then I wondered why it was only organized alphabetically by word root, and not by English meaning. But now that I have looked at it more, it is obvious that it is for people studying medicine, biology, or such like, an aid to comprehending the dizzying array of terms used in those fields. I don't have enough need for that, and plenty of other books clamoring for attention, but it might be interesting to revisit this sometime.