byssal


byssal
bys·sal

English syllables. 2014.

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  • byssal — adjective Of or pertaining to the byssi, filaments secreted by certain bivalves the byssal threads …   Wiktionary

  • byssal — ˈbisəl adjective Etymology: New Latin byssus + English al : of or relating to a byssus the byssal gland …   Useful english dictionary

  • byssal — See byssus. * * * …   Universalium

  • byssal gland — (MOLLUSCA: Bivalvia) A viscid secreting gland producing the byssal threads that anchors the organism to rocks and solid objects; also called byssal pit; see byssus …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • byssal notch — (MOLLUSCA: Bivalvia) A small opening or notch located on the ventral margin for the passage of the byssus from the byssal gland …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • byssal sinus — (MOLLUSCA: Bivalvia) Corresponds to the byssal notch of the right valve, but shallower and on the left valve in the Pectinacea …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • byssal foramen — (MOLLUSCA: Bivalvia) An opening in the right valve for passage of byssus in Anomiidae oysters …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • byssal gape — (MOLLUSCA: Bivalvia) An opening between the valve margins for the passage of the byssus …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • bivalve — bivalvular /buy val vyeuh leuhr/, adj. /buy valv /, n. 1. Also called lamellibranch. Zool. any mollusk, as the oyster, clam, scallop, or mussel, of the class Bivalvia, having two shells hinged together, a soft body, and lamellate gills. adj. 2.… …   Universalium

  • Blue mussel — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia


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