International Scientific Vocabulary
noun Date: circa 1959 a part of the vocabulary of the sciences and other specialized studies that consists of words or other linguistic forms current in two or more languages and differing from New Latin in being adapted to the structure of the individual languages in which they appear — abbreviation ISV

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