PRONUNCIATION: (my-AH-luh-jee)

MEANING: noun:
1. The study of muscles.
2. The muscular anatomy of a person or an animal.

ETYMOLOGY: From myo-/my- (muscle), from Greek mys (mouse, muscle). Ultimately from the Indo-European root mus- (mouse, muscle), which also gave us mussel (a respelling of muscle), mustelid (any member of the weasel family), and mysticete (baleen whale), from Greek ho mus to ketos (literally: the mouse, the whale so called). Earliest documented use: c. 1649.

MYCOLOGY - the study of strong mushrooms

MOOLOGY - the study of money

MYOB-LOGY - the study of privacy

MAYOLOGY - A Compendium the History of Medical Care in Rochester, Minnesota