μυελός

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The word has been linked with μυών (muṓn, cluster of muscles), because they are both soft. According to Beekes and Chantraine, the noun is from Pre-Greek.

Pronunciation[edit]

In Homer, μῡελός:

 

In Attic, μῠελός:

 

Noun[edit]

μυελός (muelósm (genitive μυελοῦ); second declension

  1. (anatomy) marrow
  2. inmost part, marrow

Inflection[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: myelo-

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