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Botanical Latin history, grammar, syntax, terminology, and vocabulary by William T. Stearn

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Published by Timber in Portland, Or .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Botany -- Terminology.

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Edition Notes

StatementWilliam T. Stearn.
GenreTerminology.
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 546 p.
Number of Pages546
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17840655M
LC Control Number98799757

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