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myco-

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  1. a combining form meaning “mushroom, fungus,” used in the formation of compound words: mycology.
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Also especially before a vowel, myc-.

Origin of myco-

combining form representing Greek mýkēs mushroom, fungus
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British Dictionary definitions for myco-

myco-

before a vowel myc-

combining form
  1. indicating fungusmycology
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Word Origin

from Greek mukēs fungus
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Word Origin and History for myco-

before vowels myc-, word-forming element meaning "mushroom, fungus," formed irregularly from Greek mykes "fungus, mushroom, anything shaped like a mushroom," from PIE root *meug- "slimy, slippery" (see mucus). The correct form is myceto- (mycet-).

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myco- in Medicine

myco-

pref.
  1. Fungus:mycology.
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