Origin of myo-
Words nearby myo-
WORDS THAT USE MYO-
What does myo- mean?
Myo- comes from the Greek mŷs, meaning “muscle” and “mouse.” Mouse? Yep, discover why at our entry for muscle.
What are variants of myo-?
Examples of myo-
An example of a word you may have encountered that features myo- is myocardium, “the muscular substance of the heart.”
What are some words that use the combining form myo-?
What are some other forms that myo- may be commonly confused with?
Not every word that begins with the exact letters myo- or my- is necessarily using the combining forming myo- to denote “muscle,” e.g., myopic or myriad. Learn why myopic means “shortsighted” at our entry for the word.
Break it down!
Given that myo- means “muscle” -ology means “study,” then what is myology?
How to use myo- in a sentence
It was necessary to appoint a man to carry on the duties of the Myo-k.The Pacification of Burma|Sir Charles Haukes Todd Crosthwaite
Contractile or myo-epithelial cells, with the cell prolonged at the base into a contractile muscle-fibre (fig. 6, B).
Tha-yet-myo, not the city of mangoes, as might be supposed, but the city of slaughter.
At Allan-myo there was a decent little house, close to the river-bank.
Such cells, made up of epithelial and muscular components, are known as epithelio-muscular or myo-epithelial cells.