Odd Language #101: How to Read a Coined Term

I was reading http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karitiana and came across an odd term: “biopiracy”.

The issue: I initially read it as a clipped form of “bio-conspiracy”. It turns out that the intended meaning is biological piracy.

When coining a term, take care that there are not other apparent meanings that can confuse the issue. Better yet, define your term when you introduce it.