Definition of Pyrosomes

1. Noun. (plural of pyrosome) ¹



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Definition of Pyrosomes

1. pyrosome [n] - See also: pyrosome

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pyrosomes

pyroscope
pyroscopes
pyrosequence
pyrosequenced
pyrosequencer
pyrosequencers
pyrosequences
pyrosequencing
pyroses
pyrosis
pyrosises
pyrosmalite
pyrosmalites
pyrosoma
pyrosome
pyrosomes (current term)
pyrosphere
pyrostat
pyrostats
pyrosulfate
pyrosulfates
pyrosulfuric
pyrosulfuric acid
pyrosulphate
pyrosulphates
pyrosulphite
pyrosulphuric
pyrosulphuric acid
pyrotartaric
pyrotartrate

Literary usage of Pyrosomes

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1. A Manual of the Mollusca; Or, Rudimentary Treatise of Recent and Fossil Shells by Samuel Peckworth Woodward (1851)
"The pyrosomes are 2—1 4 inches long and 1—3 inches in circumference they are composed of innumerable ... The pyrosomes are often gregarious in vast numbers; ..."

2. Report on the Invertebrata of Massachusetts by Augustus Addison Gould (1870)
"The pyrosomes afford to the naturalist, when seen by myriads from the vessel in the night, a spectacle of unexampled beauty: they gleam with phosphorescent ..."

3. The Genera of Recent Mollusca: Arranged According to Their Organization by Henry Adams, Arthur Adams (1858)
"The pyrosomes afford a spectacle to the naturalist of unexampled beauty when, seen by myriads from the vessel in the night, they gleam with phosphorescent ..."

4. The Sea and Its Living Wonders by Georg Hartwig (1892)
"Enveloped in a flame of bright phosphorescent light, and gleaming with a greenish lustre, the pyrosomes, in vast sheets, upwards of a mile in breadth, ..."

5. Dictionnaire classique d'histoire naturelle by Jean Victor Audouin, Isidore Bourdon (1828)
"... composée de dix rectrices; pyrosomes , etc. Nous avons possédé milieu à la base; ... six ve dans la Méditerranée, dans l'intérieur des pyrosomes, ..."

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