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a combining form meaning “mushroom, fungus,” used in the formation of compound words:
Also, especially before a vowel, myc-.
Origin of myco-
combining form representing Greek mýkēs mushroom, fungus Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for myco-


combining form
indicating fungus: mycology
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- or myc-
Fungus: mycology.

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