Mya

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Translingual[edit]

Mya arenaria

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mya (mussel), from Ancient Greek μύα (múa)

Proper noun[edit]

Mya f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Myidae – certain saltwater clams.

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Proper noun[edit]

Mya

  1. A female given name, a modern phonetic spelling of Maia or Maya.

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Noun[edit]

Mya (plural Mya)

  1. Abbreviation of million years ago.
    • 2013, Walter M. Goldberg, “A Brief History of Reefs and Corals”, in The Biology of Reefs and Reef Organisms, Chicago, Ill.; London: University of Chicago Press, →ISBN, section 13-2 (An Introduction to Paleozoic Corals), page 272, column 2:
      Both tabulates and rugosans evolved independently as part of the Ordovician Radiation; the tabulates appeared first in the Early Ordovician (~488 Mya), followed by rugosans about 20 My later.
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