a combining form meaning “mucus” or “slime,” used in the formation of compound words: myxoneurosis.

Nearby words

  1. myxasthenia,
  2. myxedema,
  3. myxedemic,
  4. myxemia,
  5. myxo,
  6. myxobacteria,
  7. myxochondrofibrosarcoma,
  8. myxochondroma,
  9. myxocyte,
  10. myxoedema

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. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for myxo-


before a vowel myx-

combining form

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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Medicine definitions for myxo-




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