Definition of mytiloid in English:

mytiloid

adjective

Zoology
  • Originally: resembling a mussel, especially in shape. Later: specifically of or belonging to the order Mytiloida of marine bivalves, which includes marine mussels.

noun

Zoology
  • A mussel; (now) especially one of the marine order Mytiloida.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From classical Latin mȳtilus Mytilus + -oid, perhaps after French mityloïde.

Pronunciation

mytiloid

/ˈmɪtɪlɔɪd//mɪt(ə)lɔɪd/