Mytilus

noun

Myt·​i·​lus
ˈmitᵊləs
: 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)

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Mytilus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mytilus. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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