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MU may refer to:







  • Chemical potential, a form of potential energy that can be absorbed or released during a chemical reaction
  • Bridging ligand, an atom that connects two or more metal centers in a complex (molecule)

Other sciences

  • Mu phage, a bacteriophage of the Myoviridae family of double-stranded DNA non-enveloped contractile tail bacterial viruses
  • Groupe µ, an interdisciplinary Belgian group focusing on linguistics and rhetoric
  • μ, the population size from which in each generation λ offspring will generate in evolutionary algorithms in computer science
  • Population growth rate, a calculation of doubling time of an organism or population
  • Centimorgan, or "map unit", a unit of recombinant frequency in genetics
  • Monitor unit, the machine output of a linear accelerator in radiation therapy
  • Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Record regulations in the United States linked to achieving measurable outcomes in patient engagement, care coordination, and population health
  • Mu, in the Perl 6 programming language is the root of the language's type hierarchy



Business and industry

Popular culture

Sports and games

Fiction and myths

Theater and music

  • Mu chord or mu major, a term coined by jazz-rock group Steely Dan to refer to various voicings of an add-9 chord
  • Mu Performing Arts, an Asian-American theater company and taiko drumming ensemble
  • MU (musician), real name Mutsumi Kanamori
  • MU (70's band), a psychedelic group led by Merrell Fankhauser and Jeff Cotton
  • /mu/, the music board on 4chan
  • Miss Universe, a beauty pageant




See also