(Muz"zy) a. [Cf. F. muse.] Absent-minded; dazed; muddled; stupid.
The whole company stared at me with a whimsical, muzzy look, like men whose senses were a little
obfuscated by beer rather than wine.W. Irving.
(My) a. & poss. pron. [OE. mi, fr. min. See Mine, and cf., for loss of n, A, a., An, a.] Of or
belonging to me; used always attributively; as, my body; my book; mine is used in the predicate; as,
the book is mine. See Mine.
(||My"a) n. [L. mya a kind of mussel.] (Zoöl.) A genus of bivalve mollusks, including the common
long, or soft-shelled, clam.
(||My*al"gi*a) n. [NL., fr. Gr. muscle + pain.] (Med.) Pain in the muscles; muscular rheumatism
(My*all" wood`) (Bot.) A durable, fragrant, and dark-colored Australian wood, used by the
natives for spears. It is obtained from the small tree Acacia homolophylla.
(||My*a"ri*a) n. pl. [NL.] (Zoöl.) A division of bivalve mollusks of which the common clam (Mya)
is the type.
(||My*ce"li*um) n. [NL., fr. Gr. my`khs a mushroom.] (Bot.) The white threads or filamentous
growth from which a mushroom or fungus is developed; the so-called mushroom spawn. My*ce"li*al
(Myc"e*loid) a. [Mycelium + -oid.] (Bot.) Resembling mycelium.
(||My*ce"tes) n. [NL., fr. Gr. mykhth`s a bellower, fr. myka^sqai to bellow.] (Zoöl.) A genus
of South American monkeys, including the howlers. See Howler, 2, and Illust.
(Myc"e*toid) [Gr. my`khs, -htos, a fungus + -oid.] (Bot.) Resembling a fungus.
(||My`co*der"ma) n. [NL., from Gr. my`khs a fungus + de`rma skin.]
1. (Biol.) One of the forms in which bacteria group themselves; a more or less thick layer of motionless
but living bacteria, formed by the bacteria uniting on the surface of the fluid in which they are developed.
This production differs from the zoögla stage of bacteria by not having the intermediary mucous substance.
2. A genus of microörganisms of which the acetic ferment which converts alcoholic fluids into vinegar, is
a representative. Cf. Mother.
(My`co*log"ic My`co*log"ic*al) a. Of or relating to mycology, or the fungi.
(My*col"o*gist) n. One who is versed in, or who studies, mycology.
(My*col"o*gy) n. [Gr. my`khs fungus + -logy.] That branch of botanical science which relates
to the mushrooms and other fungi.
(My`co*mel"ic) a. [Gr. (spurious) my^kos mucus (L. mucus) + me`li honey.] (Chem.) Pertaining
to, or designating, a complex nitrogenous acid of the alloxan group, obtained as a honey-yellow powder.
Its solutions have a gelatinous consistency.
(My`co*pro"te*in) n. [Gr. (spurious) my^kos mucus (L. mucus) + E. protein.] (Biol.) The
protoplasmic matter of which bacteria are composed.