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Old 14th May 2018, 09:38 PM   #1
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Question on a new Latin term

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In using Latin to give a scientific nomenclature to a new discovery (in a book set in the 19th century), Said character has removed his boots after wearing them for four weeks and finds a green growth on his foot would the term Crassa incrementumium {gross growth} be appropriate or can you make a suggestion?

Sorry no Latin skill here at all

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Old 14th May 2018, 10:51 PM   #2
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For some skin conditions there are already common terms derived from Latin, such as callus, impetigo, etc. Vitiligo is a derivation from vitium ("defect"). I wouldn't be looking for a direct translation of "gross growth". I would look for a similar skin condition or a quality (hard, scaly, stain-like, itchy, pustular, etc.) matched with a unique feature (green rather than gross).

Unless it's a comedy, in which the character notes it's shaped like an aardvark and just latinizes that. Greenaardvarkitis.
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Hans-verdigris, following in the tradition of the discoverer naming things after themselves.
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Old 17th May 2018, 08:45 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by casebro View Post
Hans-verdigris, following in the tradition of the discoverer naming things after themselves.
Thanks for the information!
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