capitalized : the type genus of the family Mysidae
or mysis stage plural -es : a larva of higher crustaceans (as macrurans and peneids) having all the thoracic appendages biramous

Word History


New Latin, from Greek mysis action of closing (used of the lips or eyes), from myein to close (used of the lips or eyes), close the eyes + -sis

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“Mysis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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