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James B. Cormack (fl. 1972)

Filólogo británico
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apoptosis (apoptosis) (reintroducida) 1972, con A.R. Currie, J.F.R. Kerr y A.H. Wyllie
apoptosis . 1972. Brit. Jrnl. Cancer 26 241 (note) (OED)
Texto de la acuñación de apoptosis
"We are most grateful to Professor James Cormack of the Department of Greek, University of Aberdeen, for suggesting this term. The word ‘apoptosis’ (ἁπόπτωσισ) [sic] is used in Greek to describe the ‘dropping off’ or ‘falling off’ of petals from flowers, or leaves from trees. To show the derivation clearly, we proposed that the stress should be on the penultimate syllable, the second half of the word being pronounced like ‘ptosis’ (with the ‘p’ silent), which comes from the same root ‘to fall’, and is already used to describe drooping of the upper eyelid" (OED).
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ISBN: 8478005722