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"myo" is from "mus" (mouse) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.


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

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grammar is modifier

"myo-" is a type of prefix


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

Examples of how the word is used

myo- illustration The myograph is a device we use to measure the force generated by a contracting muscle.
myo- illustration This study appears to be necessary in myocardiopathy in order to obtain a better definition of the risk.