Re: In situ vs. in-situ?

From:Philip Oshel

As "in situ". They are two words meaning basically "in place", or 
where the thing in question normally is found. Most correctly, they 
should be italicized, since they are in a foreign language (Latin).
To be rant-and-raveful, hyphenating "in situ" is just another outcome 
of the abysmal language education in all but a few American schools 
(I used to think undergrads wrote like functionally illiterate 
middle-school kids, until I took up editing pieces written by Ph.D.s).


>I know this is trivial, but what is the proper way to write these two
>R. Cartun

Philip Oshel
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Department of Animal Sciences
University of Wisconsin
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