\bˈa͡ɪsəs], \bˈaɪsəs], \b_ˈaɪ_s_ə_s]\
Definitions of BYSSUS
- 2010 - New Age Dictionary Database
- 1913 - Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
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By Noah Webster.
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
The ancients gave this name to several vegetable substances, which were used for the fabrication of stuffs prized for their fineness, colour, and rarity of material. It is now chiefly applied to the filaments, by the aid of which the acephalous mollusca attach their shells to the rocks. Byssus was formerly also applied to the female pudendum.
By Robley Dunglison