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Science - Biology (-tech,-chem,micro-)
|English term or phrase: Cosm|
|I'm proofreading a scientific paper that's about rearing snails in microcosms to study the effect that pesticides have on them. Usually, the author uses the word "microcosm" but in a few cases, she only writes "cosm" as in "The two assays, which were carried out in both laboratory and *cosm* conditions, yielded quite similar results." |
My question is this, does the word "cosm" actually exist?? I cannot find it anywhere, so I'm 99% sure that it should be "microcosm" instead of just "cosm", but I'd like to ask the translating community, just to make triple sure.
|cosm: artificial ecosystem|
I am not familiar with the term, but have found it in a dictionary and used in the same way in one Ghit.
Artificial ecosystems of various levels of complexity and scale. See also macrocosm; mesocosm; microcosm. [P.C.]"
Found this from The Encyclopedia of Ecology and Environmental Management, Blackwell Science via http://www.xreferplus.com/
Used mant times in this ref: http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/ms/canmet-mtb/mmsl-lmsm/enviro/report...
Here are a couple of examples:
"Problems with cosm experiments"
"Cosms are simple communities that might be as large as a pond,
or as small as an aquarium or a dish. As a generalization, cosms in containers in a laboratory yield results that are variable and difficult to interpret, making them difficult for toxicity validation"
"Perhaps the best correspondence between lab and cosm was obtained by Larsen"
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|Thank you, Helen.|
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