variants: or musci- or less commonly musco-

Definition of musc-

: moss Muscites muscoid muscicolous muscology

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History and Etymology for musc-

Latin musc-, from muscus

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“Musc-.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/musc-. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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