Myco-



1.
a combining form meaning “mushroom, fungus,” used in the formation of compound words:
mycology.
combining form
1.
indicating fungus: mycology

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

myco- or myc-
pref.
Fungus: mycology.

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