Definition of Mysis

1. Noun. Type genus of the family Mysidae.

Exact synonyms: Genus Mysis
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Family Mysidae, Mysidae
Member holonyms: Opossum Shrimp



Definition of Mysis

1. n. A genus of small schizopod shrimps found both in fresh and salt water; the opossum shrimps. One species inhabits the Great Lakes of North America, and is largely eaten by the whitefish. The marine species form part of the food of right whales.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mysis

Myroxylon pereirae
Myroxylon toluiferum
Myrrhis
Myrrhis odorata
Myrsinaceae
Myrsine
Myrtaceae
Myrtales
Myrtillocactus
Myrtillocactus geometrizans
Myrtle
Myrtus
Myrtus communis
Mysidacea
Mysidae
Mysis
Mysoline
Mysore
Mysore thorn
Mystic Jewel
Mysticeti
Mytilene
Mytilidae
Mytilini
Mytilus
Mytilus edulis
Myvyrian
Myxine
Myxine glutinosa
Myxinidae

Literary usage of Mysis

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1. Text-book of the Embryology of Invertebrates by Eugen Korschelt, Karl Heider, Edward Laurens Mark, William McMichael Woodworth, Matilda Bernard, Martin Fountain Woodward (1899)
"In the later mysis stages this appendage makes a fresh growth, ... Later mysis stages (Fig. 120 B), which are principally distin- ..."

2. Animal Life and Intelligence by Conwy Lloyd Morgan (1891)
"Tail of mysis. au., auditory organ. sac for this purpose. The curious shrimp-like mysis has two beautiful auditory sacs in its tail. ..."

3. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology by Museum of Comparative Zoology, John E. Cadle, Harvard University (1891)
"The arrangement of the ommatidia by which hexagonal facets are produced is permanent in mysis, and temporary in the lobster. ..."

4. The British Drama: Illustrated by John Dicks (Firm) (1886)
"mysis. Soh! you attend the trial—we shall drive Your vagabond— ... Wife, wife, be more tame. mysis. This is madness Í Sil. Sober sadness mysis. ..."

5. Jerusalem: The Topography, Economics and History from the Earliest Times to by George Adam Smith (1907)
"mysis. Igazságos Istenek! nincsen tehát semmi is az ég alatt, amit az ember tulajdonának ... Te mysis, amíg kijövök; egy kissé várj meg itt engemet. mysis. ..."

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