myco-

myco- before vowels myc-, word-forming element meaning "mushroom, fungus," formed irregularly from Gk. mykes "fungus, mushroom, anything shaped like a mushroom," from PIE root *meug- "slimy, slippery" (see MUCUS (Cf. mucus)). The correct form is myceto- (mycet-).

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  • myco- — [mī′kō, mī′kə] [< Gr mykēs, fungus < IE base * meuk , slippery > MUCK, L mucus] combining form fungus [mycology] …   English World dictionary

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  • myco- — combining form see myc …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • myco- — a combining form meaning mushroom, fungus, used in the formation of compound words: mycology. Also, esp. before a vowel, myc . [comb. form repr. Gk mýkes mushroom, fungus] * * * …   Universalium

  • myco- — Fungus. SEE ALSO: mycet . [G. mykes, fungus] * * * see myc …   Medical dictionary

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  • myco- — combining form relating to fungi: mycoprotein. Origin formed irregularly from Gk mukēs fungus, mushroom …   English new terms dictionary

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