Monomyarian
Monomyarian Mon`o*my"a*ri*an, Monomyary Mon`o*my"a*ry, a. (Zo["o]l.) Of or pertaining to the {Monomya}. -- n. One of the {Monomya}. [1913 Webster]

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  • monomyarian — adj. [Gr. monos, one; mys, muscle] 1. Having only one muscle. 2. (MOLLUSCA: Bivalvia) In oysters and scallops, pertaining to the anterior adductor muscle that has completely disappeared, and the posterior adductor shifted to a more central… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • monomyarian — mono·my·ar·i·an …   English syllables

  • monomyarian — adjective or noun see monomyaria …   Useful english dictionary

  • Monomyary — Monomyarian Mon o*my a*ri*an, Monomyary Mon o*my a*ry, a. (Zo[ o]l.) Of or pertaining to the {Monomya}. n. One of the {Monomya}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bivalve — bivalvular /buy val vyeuh leuhr/, adj. /buy valv /, n. 1. Also called lamellibranch. Zool. any mollusk, as the oyster, clam, scallop, or mussel, of the class Bivalvia, having two shells hinged together, a soft body, and lamellate gills. adj. 2.… …   Universalium

  • Unimuscular — U ni*mus cu*lar, a. [Uni muscular.] (Zo[ o]l.) Having only one adductor muscle, and one muscular impression on each valve, as the oyster; monomyarian. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anisomyarian — adj. [Gr. anisos, unequal; myos, muscle] 1. Having unequal muscles. 2. (MOLLUSCA: Bivalvia) Having the anterior adductor muscle reduced or absent; see monomyarian …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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