entomological language

David R. Britton davidb at uow.edu.au
Tue Jun 24 19:14:43 EDT 1997

In article <ECAttn.EAI at cix.compulink.co.uk>, colinc at cix.compulink.co.uk
("Colin Cracknell") wrote:

> How about chrysalids?
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My Macquarie Dictionary gives no less than three spellings!!


I guess a scholar of ancient Greek might be able to tell us what the most
appropriate plural is.  The only one I have seen in print is
"chrysalides", but that was in an old text.

Dave B.

David R. Britton, Biological Sciences, University of Wollongong
Wollongong, NSW, Australia, 2522.
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