noun, plural bys·sus·es, bys·si [bis-ahy] /ˈbɪs aɪ/.
Origin of byssus
Examples from the Web for byssus
Historical Examples of byssus
The silky filaments or byssus by which some testacea adhere to rocks.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
The byssus plays an important part in the organization of the mussel.The Ocean World:
In Crenatula also there is no passage for the byssus, as in Perna.
Flat, turned up at the sides, an hiatus for the passage of a byssus.
The animals swim like Lima, as above, and also spin a byssus.Illustrated Index of British Shells
George Brettingham Sowerby