My·​a·​cea | \ mīˈāshēə \

Definition of Myacea

: a suborder of Eulamellibranchia that comprises bivalve mollusks with well-developed siphons, gaping valves, and a pallial sinus and includes various economically important edible mollusks (as of the genus Mya) — see myacidae

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New Latin, from Mya + -acea

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“Myacea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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