Definition of Genus mytilus
1. Noun. Type genus of the family Mytilidae: smooth-shelled marine mussels.
Generic synonyms: Mollusk Genus
Group relationships: Family Mytilidae, Mytilidae
Member holonyms: Edible Mussel, Mytilus Edulis
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Mytilus
Literary usage of Genus mytilus
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1. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1867)
"Marine (the genus Mytilus alone presents a species which is said to live in fresh water). (' Manuel,' &c.) The genera arranged by M. Rang under this family ..."
2. The Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain), George Long (1840)
"Mr. GB Sowerby (Genera), after remarking that the Linnean genus Mytilus, on account of its principal character being ils want of hinge teeth, ..."
3. A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the Definitions and by William Thomas Brande, George William Cox (1866)
"... Molluscs having the genus Mytilus, or common mussel, for its type, and characterised by the mantle being open anteriorly, and by having a foot either ..."