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Origin of myxo-
WORDS THAT USE MYXO-
What does myxo- mean?
Myxo- comes from the Greek mýxa, meaning “mucus” or “slime.” The word mucus, from Latin, is related to the Greek mýxa.
What are variants of myxo-?
Examples of myxo-
One example of a scientific term that features myxo- is myxocyte, a type of cell found in mucus tissue.
The word myxocyte is made of two combining forms. The first, as we’ve seen, is myxo-, meaning “mucus.” The second, -cyte, means “cell.” Myxocyte literally translates, then, to “mucus cell.”
What are some words that use the combining form myxo-?
What are some other forms that myxo- may be commonly confused with?