Mya

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Mya type genus of the family Myacidae
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • prop. n Mya (Zoöl) A genus of bivalve mollusks, including the common long, or soft-shelled, clam.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mya A genus of bivalve shells to which very different limits have been assigned. By Linnæus numerous species belonging to different families were included in it. By later writers it was successively restricted: Retzius, in 1788, limited it to the Unionidæ, but by subsequent authors it was used for the Mya arenaria and related species, and as such it is universally adopted at the present time. M. arenaria is the common clam or cob of the coasts of the northern hemisphere. M. truncata is a second species, truncated behind.
    • n mya A genus of flies.
    • n mya Plural of myon.
    • n mya See myio-, myo-.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Mya mī′a a genus of bivalve shells: a clam of this genus
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. mya, a kind of mussel
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. myax, a sea-mussel.

Usage

In literature:

Mya marginipectinata, Peron and Lesueur.
"Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia] [Volume 2 of 2]" by Phillip Parker King
Mya arenaria, 353, 418.
"Lamarck, the Founder of Evolution" by Alpheus Spring Packard
Hero, Alcmane, Mya, so outshine thee, Ere thou come here, let Thetis thrice refine thee.
"The Works of Christopher Marlowe, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Christopher Marlowe
ATTACKS ON MYA TOON, THE ROBBER CHIEFTAIN.
"Our Sailors" by W.H.G. Kingston
Among the most noted of the leaders was a fellow called Mya Toon.
"The Three Commanders" by W.H.G. Kingston
Mya name Tony Moretto.
"The Radio Boys at Mountain Pass" by Allen Chapman
Mya Margaritifera of Linnaeus.
"Zoological Illustrations, Volume III" by William Swainson
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In news:

The second Mya 's Miracle fundraiser will be held from 8 pm to midnight Nov 15 at the Bavarian Hall, 112 S 13th St, Altoona, to raise money for autism.
MYA to offer fall seasons.
R&B singer Mya sings Happy Birthday to Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as he returned to WWE "RAW".
Mya sounded really good and made me question why she fell off in the first place.
Tonight Mya is running the show with 'My Love Is Like Whoa' tune in at the end of the 9 0?clock hour to hear this jam.
A two-inch-long black feather emerges from Mya's swollen face.
The nearly 7-month-old girl, Mya Whittington, was hospitalized during the weekend while doctors tried to determine why her jaw swelled.
The marked area on the neck of 6-month-old Mya Whittington shows the size of the original swollen infected area that was caused by a feather .
Mya in the hospital with the tip of the feather ( December 12, 2012 ).
HUTCHINSON, Kansas Mya Whittington's parents panicked when they saw a lump growing on their almost 7-month-old child's neck -- and were shocked when a doctor removed a 2-inch feather from the spot.
Their daughter, Mya Grace, was born twelve weeks premature.
"The debates are so important ," said Bend resident Mya Padilla.
A two- inch -long black feather emerges from Mya's swollen face.
Remade the song "Lady Marmalade" (along with singers Mya, Kimberly 'Lil' Kim' Jones and Christina Aguilera).
R&B singer Mya sings Happy Birthday to Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as he returned to WWE " RAW ".
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