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 History of this Word

"muco" is from "mcus" (mucus) spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this prefix,
muciform
mucigenous
mucivore
mucocutaneous

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"muco-" is a type of prefix

Definition

A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "mucous" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

muco- illustration These partially digested proteins help contribute to mucoprotein buildup in the body.
muco- illustration Mucilage is secreted by the seed covers of various plants.