Monomyarian - definition of monomyarian by The Free Dictionary
monomyarian (ˌmɒnəʊmaɪˈɛərɪən) zoology
(Zoology) any bivalve mollusc of the group Monomyaria (or Monomya) that have a single posterior adductor muscle
(Zoology) of or relating to the Monomyaria
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Their adoption of a monomyarian
(one adductor muscle) form and the discarding of the foot as a mechanism of adult movement dictate their reef forming habit in temperate and subtropical estuaries and coastal environments.
The reliance of scallops on the adductor muscle as an energy storage site has been suggested to reflect the monomyarian
condition, which requires a readily available source of energy to support muscle contraction during swimming and escape responses (Ansell 1974).