saxicavous

Saxicavous

Sax`i*ca"vous\, a. [L. saxum rock + cavare to make hollow, fr. cavus hollow: cf. F. saxicave.] (Zo["o]l.) Boring, or hollowing out, rocks; -- said of certain mollusks which live in holes which they burrow in rocks. See Illust. of Lithodomus.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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