Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of bivalve shells to which very different limits have been assigned. By Linnæus numerous species belonging to different families were included in it. By later writers it was successively restricted: Retzius, in 1788, limited it to the Unionidæ, but by subsequent authors it was used for the Mya arenaria and related species, and as such it is universally adopted at the present time. M. arenaria is the common clam or cob of the coasts of the northern hemisphere. M. truncata is a second species, truncated behind.
- n. A genus of flies.
- n. Plural of myon.
- n. See myio-, myo-.
- n. type genus of the family Myacidae
- Abbreviation (Wiktionary)
“i agree with carmen and the others who feel the same way. this has now become a popularity contest, mya is hands down the better dancer, and donny should have been cut a long time ago.”
“Long after 500 mya we had huge invasions of LINEs, SINEs, etc. in the genome.”
“Our own bipedal ancestors supposedly arose 2 mya, and the differences between us and them are superficial in comparison to these two creatures.”
“BTW, the period studied averaged significantly cooler than peak Pliocene warmth (the Piacenzian), which note only got up to about 350 ppm (per Tripati), meaning that the 3 to 5 mya period studied probably averaged no more than 325 ppm or so.”
“MY guess (and hope) is a block of superdelegates including Edwards, Carter, and Bill (I had to throw that in there!!!). mya, Obama”
“I can't wait for Clinton to come out and twist this whole thing around like West Virginia could be her comeback. mya, Obama”
“Keep going until the bitter end Hill - no sense in being party-minded this late in the game. mya”
“May 20th, 2008 8: 14 pm ET makes me respect hillary even more can't be scary. mya, Obama”
“Another Bush office (with McCain) is not the right office! mya, Obama”
“I think CNN is backing the wrong horse. mya, Obama”
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