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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of bivalves to which very different limits have been assigned. In modern systems it is the typical genus of Mytilidæ. characterized by its terminal umbones. M. edulis is the commonest mussel, found on most coasts, adhering by the byssus in multitudes to rocks, submerged wood, etc. They are often used for food, sometimes cultivated, and used in large quantities for manure. Also written Mytillus, Mytulus.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A genus of marine bivalve shells, including the common mussel. See
- n. type genus of the family Mytilidae: smooth-shelled marine mussels
- Latin, mytilus ("a sea mussel"), from Ancient Greek. (Wiktionary)
“Several of the shells of this mytilus, which is smaller than the other, arc to be found in the per - forations of this part of the column.”
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“Gay12 has stated that he found in the neighbourhood of Rio shells of the marine genera solen and mytilus, and fresh-water ampullariæ, living together in brackish water.”
“Eiulo presented the shell and its contents to Johnny, who seemed to value the former, quite as much as the latter, and presently ran off in search of Arthur, to inquire whether it should properly be classed with the "genus ostrea," or the "genus mytilus.”
“Gay2 has stated that he found in the neighbourhood of Rio, shells of the marine genera solen and mytilus, and fresh water ampullariæ, living together in brackish water.”
“Gay has stated that he found in the neighbourhood of Rio shells of the marine genera solen and mytilus, and fresh-water ampullariae, living together in brackish water.”
“It is from this paper that I took the number of 100 sexes for Stylonychia mytilus.”
“Many ciliates have more than two sexes (or "mating types") and some - Stylonychia mytilus, for example - have as many as 100.”
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