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Words nearby myc-
WORDS THAT USE MYC-
What does myc- mean?
Myc- is a combining form used like a prefix meaning “mushroom, fungus.” It is used in many medical and scientific terms, especially in biology—as well as in a branch of biology known as mycology, as we’ll discuss below.
Myc- comes from the Greek mýkēs, meaning “mushroom, fungus.”
Myc- is a variant of myco-, which loses its –o– when combined with words or word elements beginning with vowels.
Examples of myc-
One example of a term in medicine that features the combining form myc- is mycosis, “the presence of parasitic fungi in or on any part of the body.”
The first part of the word, myc-, means “fungus.” (Fungi is a plural form.) The suffix -osis is used to denote disorders or abnormal states, including diseases. Taken together, mycosis literally translates to “fungus disorder.”
What are some words that use or are related to the combining form myc-?
What are some other forms that myc- may be commonly confused with?