from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having one adductor muscle, as an oyster; specifically, of or pertaining to the Monomyaria. Also monomyary.
  • noun A monomyarian bivalve mollusk.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the Monomya.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective zoology Of or relating to the Monomya.


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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.

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  • From the free dictionary, "a. 1. (Zool.) Of or pertaining to the Monomya.". Thanks a lot.

    November 8, 2007

  • Of bivalve mollusks, having a single adductor muscle, like a scallop. It's that single muscle that you get in a restaurant if you order scallops. Most bivalves have two adductor muscles and so are dimyarian.

    November 8, 2007