Mytilidae

plural noun My·til·i·dae \ mīˈtiləˌdē \

Definition of Mytilidae

:a family of marine bivalve mollusks (order Filibranchia) having the shell elongated and equivalve with a large narrow internal ligament and a byssus for attachment to the substrate — compare mussel

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Origin and Etymology of mytilidae

New Latin, from Mytilus, type genus + -idae


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