I’ve heard (but can’t recall who said it) of television, that “Nothing good can come from an invention coined from both Greek and Roman roots.” (Perhaps that was also from Ernie Kovacs, who said "“Television is a medium because it is neither rare nor well done.”)
Are there more examples of Greek and Roman in the same word or phrase?
I used to work for a company called Transkaryotic Therapies. Trans is Latin, I believe, for across. Karyo is Greek but I’m not sure what it means. Head?
AFAIK the word was coined when the company was formed. It was supposed to recall the use of prokaryotic (bacterial) DNA to therapeutically transform eukaryotic cells.