Mytilus

Mytilus

Myt"i*lus\, n. [L., a sea mussel, Gr. ?.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of marine bivalve shells, including the common mussel. See Illust. under Byssus.
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mytilus

noun
type genus of the family Mytilidae: smooth-shelled marine mussels 
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