The key sentence assigning guilt for this
"Here we present an annotated high-resolution three-dimensional (3D) morphological dataset, which we have dubbed a morphome,"
Note - I love the move for more high throughput, digital morphological data. It rocks. It will make for some interesting science. It however, does not deserve it's own ome word.
For more on this meme see All my writings on badomics words.
H/T David Coil ...
Morphome is already taken: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morphome_(linguistics)ReplyDelete
The wikipedia page (see comment date) claims use from 97 onwards http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morphome
.. but - the use of the word in the title of the earliest reference looks suspiciously like a result of hyphenation rather than inclusion as a proper noun.
Finally, I have to raise the pedantry here - shouldn't we this be called the anatome ? ;) (gets coat. leaves through fire exit .. ).