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Byssus

Bys´sus
n.1.
1.A cloth of exceedingly fine texture, used by the ancients. It is disputed whether it was of cotton, linen, or silk.
2.(Zool.) A tuft of long, tough filaments which are formed in a groove of the foot, and issue from between the valves of certain bivalve mollusks, as the Pinna and Mytilus, by which they attach themselves to rocks, etc.
3.(Bot.) An obsolete name for certain fungi composed of slender threads.
4.Asbestus.
Noun1.Byssusbyssus - tuft of strong filaments by which e.g. a mussel makes itself fast to a fixed surface
Synonyms: beard
beard, fiber, fibre
Browse
Byplay
byproduct
Byrd
Byre
byrnie
Byroad
Byron
Byronic
Bysmottered
Byss
Byssaceous
Byssiferous
Byssin
Byssine
Byssoid
Byssolite
-- Byssus --
Bystander
byte
byte compiler
byte-code
byte-code compiler
byte-code interpreter
bytesexual
Byway
Byword
Bywork
Byzant
Byzantian
Byzantine
Byzantine architecture
Byzantine Church
Byzantine Empire
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