- a combining form meaning “muscle,” used in the formation of compound words: myology.
Also especially before a vowel, my-.
Origin of myo-
combining form representing Greek mŷs mouse, muscle
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before a vowel my-
Word Origin for myo-
from Greek mus muscle
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Word Origin and History for myo-
before vowels my-, word-forming element meaning "muscle," from comb. form of Greek mys "muscle," literally "mouse" (see muscle (n.)).
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