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Byssoid — Bys soid, a. [Byssus + oid.] Byssaceous. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
byssoid — bys·soid (bisґoid) [Gr. byssos flax + oid] made up of a fringe, the filaments of which are unequal in length … Medical dictionary
byssoid — ˈbiˌsȯid adjective Etymology: New Latin & Latin byssus + English oid 1. : byssaceous 2. : cottony 1 … Useful english dictionary
byssus — byssaceous /bi say sheuhs/, byssoid, adj. byssal, adj. /bis euhs/, n., pl. byssuses, byssi /bis uy/. 1. Zool. a collection of silky filaments by which certain mollusks attach themselves to rocks. 2. an ancient cloth, thought to be of linen,… … Universalium
byssus — noun a) An exceptionally fine and valuable fibre or cloth of ancient times. Originally used for fine flax and linens, its use was later extended to fine cottons, silks, and sea silk. b) The long fine silky filaments excreted by several mollusks… … Wiktionary
byssus — n. filamentous tuft ( beard ) by which molluscs attach themselves; fine flax and fabric woven from it. ♦ byssaceous, a. consisting of fine threads; like a byssus. ♦ byssal, a. ♦ byssiferous, a. having a byssus; tufted. ♦ byssine, a … Dictionary of difficult words