mu

[myoo, moo]
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noun

the 12th letter of the Greek alphabet (M, μ).
the consonant sound represented by this letter.

Nearby words

  1. mtp,
  2. mts,
  3. mts.,
  4. mtv,
  5. mtwara,
  6. mu car,
  7. mu ehr,
  8. mu meson,
  9. mu'awiyah i,
  10. mu-neutrino

Origin of mu

First recorded in 1895–1900, mu is from the Greek word

Mu

[myoo, moo]

noun

a legendary lost continent supposed to have sunk into the SW Pacific Ocean at about the same time that Atlantis disappeared into the Atlantic Ocean.
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British Dictionary definitions for mu

mu

1

noun

the 12th letter in the Greek alphabet (Μ, μ), a consonant, transliterated as m

the internet domain name for

Mauritius

MU

abbreviation for

Musicians' Union
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Medicine definitions for mu

mu

[myōō, mōō]

n.

The 12th letter of the Greek alphabet.

adj.

Of, relating to, or being a polypeptide chain that is one of five types of heavy chains present in immunoglobins.

Mu

abbr.

Mache unit

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