Myt·​i·​lus | \ ˈmitᵊləs \

Definition of Mytilus

: the type genus of Mytilidae comprising usually smooth-shelled marine mussels that live attached to solid objects chiefly in the intertidal zone and include the common edible mussel (M. edulis)

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History and Etymology for Mytilus

New Latin, from Latin mytilus, mytulus, mitulus, a mussel, from Greek mytilos, mitylos

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“Mytilus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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