Definition of Byssus

Byssus n. means: A tuft of long, tough filaments which are formed in a groove of the foot, and issue from between the valves of certain bivalve mollusks, as the Pinna and Mytilus, by which they attach themselves to rocks, etc.

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Byssus n. means: A tuft of long, tough filaments which are formed in a groove of the foot, and issue from between the valves of certain bivalve mollusks, as the Pinna and Mytilus, by which they attach themselves to rocks, etc.

Meaning of Byssus

Byssus (n.) means: A tuft of long, tough filaments which are formed in a groove of the foot, and issue from between the valves of certain bivalve mollusks, as the Pinna and Mytilus, by which they attach themselves to rocks, etc.

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Byssi (pl. ): of Byssus

Byss (n.): See Byssus, n., 1.

Byssus (n.): Asbestus.

Byssin (n.): See Byssus, n., 1.

Byssuses (pl. ): of Byssus

Beard (n.): The byssus of certain shellfish, as the muscle.

Byssiferous (a.): Bearing a byssus or tuft.

Byssus (n.): An obsolete name for certain fungi composed of slender threads.

Byssus (n.): A cloth of exceedingly fine texture, used by the ancients. It is disputed whether it was of cotton, linen, or silk.

Mytilus (n.): A genus of marine bivalve shells, including the common mussel. See Illust. under Byssus.

Heteromyaria (n. pl.): A division of bivalve shells, including the marine mussels, in which the two adductor muscles are very unequal. See Dreissena, and Illust. under Byssus.

Mantle (n.): The external fold, or folds, of the soft, exterior membrane of the body of a mollusk. It usually forms a cavity inclosing the gills. See Illusts. of Buccinum, and Byssus.

Byssus (n.): A tuft of long, tough filaments which are formed in a groove of the foot, and issue from between the valves of certain bivalve mollusks, as the Pinna and Mytilus, by which they attach themselves to rocks, etc.

Pinna (n.): Any species of Pinna, a genus of large bivalve mollusks found in all warm seas. The byssus consists of a large number of long, silky fibers, which have been used in manufacturing woven fabrics, as a curiosity.

Mussel (n.): Any one of many species of marine bivalve shells of the genus Mytilus, and related genera, of the family Mytidae. The common mussel (Mytilus edulis; see Illust. under Byssus), and the larger, or horse, mussel (Modiola modiolus), inhabiting the shores both of Europe and America, are edible. The former is extensively used as food in Europe.

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Meaning of Byssi

Byssi means: of Byssus

Meaning of Byss

Byss means: See Byssus, n., 1.

Meaning of Byssus

Byssus means: Asbestus.

Meaning of Byssin

Byssin means: See Byssus, n., 1.

Meaning of Byssuses

Byssuses means: of Byssus

Meaning of Beard

Beard means: The byssus of certain shellfish, as the muscle.

Meaning of Byssiferous

Byssiferous means: Bearing a byssus or tuft.

Meaning of Byssus

Byssus means: An obsolete name for certain fungi composed of slender threads.

Meaning of Byssus

Byssus means: A cloth of exceedingly fine texture, used by the ancients. It is disputed whether it was of cotton, linen, or silk.

Meaning of Mytilus

Mytilus means: A genus of marine bivalve shells, including the common mussel. See Illust. under Byssus.

Meaning of Heteromyaria

Heteromyaria means: A division of bivalve shells, including the marine mussels, in which the two adductor muscles are very unequal. See Dreissena, and Illust. under Byssus.

Meaning of Mantle

Mantle means: The external fold, or folds, of the soft, exterior membrane of the body of a mollusk. It usually forms a cavity inclosing the gills. See Illusts. of Buccinum, and Byssus.

Meaning of Byssus

Byssus means: A tuft of long, tough filaments which are formed in a groove of the foot, and issue from between the valves of certain bivalve mollusks, as the Pinna and Mytilus, by which they attach themselves to rocks, etc.

Meaning of Pinna

Pinna means: Any species of Pinna, a genus of large bivalve mollusks found in all warm seas. The byssus consists of a large number of long, silky fibers, which have been used in manufacturing woven fabrics, as a curiosity.

Meaning of Mussel

Mussel means: Any one of many species of marine bivalve shells of the genus Mytilus, and related genera, of the family Mytidae. The common mussel (Mytilus edulis; see Illust. under Byssus), and the larger, or horse, mussel (Modiola modiolus), inhabiting the shores both of Europe and America, are edible. The former is extensively used as food in Europe.

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