mucolytic etymology

English word mucolytic comes from English -lytic, English muco- (Mucus.)

Detailed word origin of mucolytic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-lytic English (eng) Used in adjectives relating to nouns with the suffix -lysis.
muco- English (eng) Mucus.
mucolytic English (eng) A mucolytic agent. Serving to dissolve mucus.

Words with the same origin as mucolytic

Descendants of -lytic
adipolytic adrenolytic amidolytic biolytic cerumenolytic erythrolytic exolytic gelatinolytic glycogenolytic glycogenolytically glycolytic haemolytic homolytic karyolytic keratinolytic ligninolytic oncolytic photolytic photolytically psycholytic saccharolytic thiolytic thrombolytic urealytic zymolytic
Descendants of muco-
mucoactive mucoadhesion mucoadhesive mucocele mucociliary mucocutaneous mucofibrous mucogenesis mucogenic mucogingival mucoid mucolipidosis muconodular mucopeptide mucoperiosteum mucopolysaccharide mucoprotein mucopurulent mucopus mucoregulator mucosanguineous mucosubstance mucotomy