lithophagous

Lithophagous

Li*thoph"a*gous\, a. [Litho- + Gr. ? to eat.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) Eating or swallowing stones or gravel, as the ostrich. (b) Eating or destroying stone; -- applied to various animals which make burrows in stone, as many bivalve mollusks, certain sponges, annelids, and sea urchins. See Lithodomus.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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