Also especially before a vowel, myx-.

Origin of myxo-

combining form representing Greek mýxa Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for myxo-


before a vowel myx-

combining form
  1. mucus or slimemyxomycete

Word Origin for myxo-

from Greek muxa slime, mucus
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Word Origin and History for myxo-

before vowels myx-, word-forming element meaning "slime, mucus," from comb. form of Greek myxa "mucus; lamp wick" (see mucus).

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myxo- in Medicine


  1. Mucus:myxoma.
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