byssiferous

adjective

bys·​sif·​er·​ous
bə̇ˈsif(ə)rəs
: having a byssus

Word History

Etymology

New Latin byssus + English -i- + -ferous

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“Byssiferous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/byssiferous. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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