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[New Latin, from Greek muxa, mucus, slime.]
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myxo-or before a vowel
mucus or slime: myxomycete.
[from Greek muxa slime, mucus]
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a combining form meaning “mucus” or “slime”: myxovirus. Also, esp. before a vowel,myx-.
[comb. form representing Greek mýxa]
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