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a combining form meaning “mucus” or “slime,” used in the formation of compound words: myxoneurosis.
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Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Also especially before a vowel, myx-.
Origin of myxo-
Combining form representing Greek mýxa
Words nearby myxo-
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British Dictionary definitions for myxo- (1 of 2)
/ (ˈmɪksəʊ) /
Australian slang short for myxomatosis
British Dictionary definitions for myxo- (2 of 2)
before a vowel myx-
mucus or slimemyxomycete
Word Origin for myxo-
from Greek muxa slime, mucus
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Medical definitions for myxo-
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