adj. [Gr. lithos, stone; phagein, to eat]Burrowing in rock.
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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,… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
lithophagous — gəs adjective Etymology: lith + phagous : consuming stone lithophagous mollusks * * * lithophagous / ofˈə gəs/ adjective 1. (Gr phagein to eat) stone swallowing 2. Rock boring • • • Main Entry: ↑lith … Useful english dictionary
lithophagous — stone swallowing; rock boring; eating rock Feeding and Eating Stones and Rocks … Phrontistery dictionary
lithophagous — li·thoph·a·gous … English syllables
Lithodomous — Li*thod o*mous, a. (Zo[ o]l.) Like, or pertaining to, Lithodomus; lithophagous. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Feeding and Eating — Like many people, I enjoy eating perhaps too much so. This list of 113 words describes different things one could eat, although a human would have to be pretty desperate to eat lice or limestone. Then again, I ve eaten at McDonald s hundreds of… … Phrontistery dictionary
Stones and Rocks — All the words in this list incorporate the element lith , from the Greek lithos stone . Unfortunately, if you ve come looking for a list of different types of stone (a list that would easily run into the thousands) you should really consult a… … Phrontistery dictionary
lithoid(al) — a. stone like. ♦ litholatry, n. worship of stones. ♦ lithology, n. study of rocks or calculi. ♦ lithontriptic n. & a. (substance) dissolving stones in bladder. ♦ lithophagous, a. swallowing or burrowing in, stone ♦ lithophilous,… … Dictionary of difficult words
saxicavous — |saksē|kāvəs adjective Etymology: New Latin saxicavus, from saxi + cavus (from Latin cavare to make hollow) more at excavate : boring in rock used especially of a mollusk; compare lithophagous … Useful english dictionary