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Origin of my
grammar notes for my
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WORDS THAT USE MY-
What does my- mean?
My- comes from the Greek mŷs, meaning “muscle” and “mouse.” Mouse? You read that right. Discover why at our entry for muscle!
My- is a variant of myo-, which loses its -o- when combined with words or word elements beginning with vowels. Want to know more? Read our Words That Use myo– article.
Examples of my-
An example of a word you may have seen that features my- is myatonia, meaning “deficient muscle tone.”
We know my- means “muscle.” What about –atonia? It’s based on atonia (also atony), “lack of tone or energy.” Myatonia, then, literally translates to “lack of muscle tone or energy.” Learn more about atonia at our entry for the word.
What are some words that use the combining form my-?
What are some other forms that my- may be commonly confused with?
Break it down!
The noun asthenia means “lack or loss of strength; weakness.” With that in mind, what would a patient with myasthenia be experiencing?