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1. byssus

noun. tuft of strong filaments by which e.g. a mussel makes itself fast to a fixed surface.

Synonyms

  • beard
  • fiber

Antonyms

  • irresponsibleness
  • unthoughtfulness

Etymology

  • byssus (Latin)
  • βύσσος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Sentences with byssus


1. Noun, singular or mass
The zebra mussel has a byssus, an external organ that contains a series of threads.

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