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Definition of "byssal" []

  • Of or pertaining to the byssi, filaments secreted by certain bivalves (adjective)

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Use "byssal" in a sentence
  • "The most distinguishing characteristic is a tuft of fibers called byssal threads that grow from the foot and through the hinge of the mussel."
  • "Mussels come with blue-black shells and brown hairs called byssal threads attached to their shell."
  • "Mussels are covered with blue-black shells and brown hairs called byssal which are attached to their shell."
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