my·​ol·​o·​gy mī-ˈä-lə-jē How to pronounce myology (audio)
: the scientific study of muscles

Word History


French or New Latin; French myologie, from New Latin myologia, from my- + Latin -logia -logy

First Known Use

1649, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of myology was in 1649

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Cite this Entry

“Myology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition


my·​ol·​o·​gy mī-ˈäl-ə-jē How to pronounce myology (audio)
plural myologies
: a scientific study of muscles
myologic adjective
or myological
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