Horse mussel


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(Zool.) a large, marine mussel (Modiola modiolus), found on the northern shores of Europe and America.

See also: Horse

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Sialic acid-binding lectin with antibacterial activity from the horse mussel: further characterization and immunolocalization.
The first course on the taster menu is a horse mussel (that's a type of mussel, by the way, not a horse's muscle) juice appetiser served in a giant shell.
Beneath the waves, dolphins, porpoises, whales, sharks and seals share the same waters as fragile and slow-growing maerl beds, cold-water corals and horse mussel reefs.
In Caithness, the country's largest Horse Mussel bed was found in waters near Noss Head.
THE discovery of a horse mussel bed could further restrict scallop fishing off the Llyen peninsula.
A heterogeneous sialic acid-binding lectin with affinity for bacterial LPS from horse mussel (Modiolus modiolus) hemolymph.
From a total of 14 geological sediment provinces recognized in the Bay of Fundy only five: sand with bioherms, gravel/cobble, gravel/scallop bed, mottled gravel and glacio-marine mud were found to have significant populations of the horse mussel, Modiolus modiolus.
Marine habitats in decline include horse mussel, maerl and seagrass beds.
Horse mussel beds create a habitat for around 100 other species, but they are being destroyed by scallop dredging.
Strangford Lough enjoys the highest European protection status and yet the Department of Agriculture and EHS between them have allowed the decimation of fantastically important horse mussel habitats through over-fishing.
The spawning, growth and movement of the mussel (Mytilus edulis), horse mussel (Modiolus modiolus) and the spoutfish (Solen athiqua).