adj. [Gr. anisos, unequal; myos, muscle]
1. Having unequal muscles.
2. (MOLLUSCA: Bivalvia)
Having the anterior adductor muscle reduced or absent; see monomyarian.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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