plural noun
Myt·​i·​la·​cea | \ ˌmitəˈlāshēə \

Definition of Mytilacea

: a suborder of Filibranchia including the family Mytilidae and sometimes related families (as Pteriidae)

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Other Words from Mytilacea

mytilacean \ ¦⸗⸗¦lāshən \ adjective or noun
mytilaceous \ -​shəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Mytilacea

New Latin, from Mytilus + -acea

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“Mytilacea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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