Definition of Byssal
1. Adjective. (malacology) Of or pertaining to the byssi, filaments secreted by certain bivalves ¹
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Definition of Byssal
1. byssus [adj] - See also: byssus
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Literary usage of Byssal
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Text-book of the Embryology of Invertebrates by Eúgen Korschelt, Karl Heider, Edward Laurens Mark, William McMichael Woodworth, Matilda Bernard, Martin Fountain Woodward (1900)
"In Ci/cltm also the paired rudiment of the byssal gland appears very early (Figs. 19 and 21). Taking these facts into consideration, together with the ..."
2. Natural History of New York by New York (State). Natural History Survey, James Ellsworth De Kay (1884)
"Anterior end large, short, rounded, curving into the byssal sinus, defined . by a marked byssal depression; extremity acute. byssal sinus marked by a broad, ..."
3. Report of the Geological Survey of Ohio by Geological Survey of Ohio (1893)
"Comparing it with the exterior we learn that the test was thick on the anterior side both beneath and above the byssal protrusion; and that the umbo is more ..."
4. Palæozoic Fossils by Geological Survey of Canada, Elkanah Billings, Joseph Frederick Whiteaves (1865)
"... and from M. tresnen in the convex ventral margin, and absence of a byssal sinus. Locality and Formation.—City of Ottawa. Trenton limestone. Collector. ..."
5. Structural and Systematic Conchology: An Introduction to the Study of the by George Washington Tryon (1882)
"The activity of the byssal gland of Pecten varius is such that Fischer has observed at Arcachon, an individual secrete sixty byssal bundles in eight days, ..."
6. North American Index Fossils by Amadeus William Grabau, Hervey Woodburn Shimer (1909)
"byssal notch conspicuous but not deep. Height 34 mm.; width 35 mm. ... Upper part of byssal ear with few and coarse radiating strife. byssal notch one third ..."