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- adj. Of or relating to the Monomya.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to the Monomya.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having one adductor muscle, as an oyster; specifically, of or pertaining to the Monomyaria. Also monomyary.
- n. A monomyarian bivalve mollusk.
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If you speak of an acanthopterygian, it is plain that you are not discussing perch in reference to its roasting or boiling merits; and if you make an allusion to monomyarian malacology, it will not naturally be supposed to have reference to the cooking of oyster sauce.