Li*thoph"a*gous (?), a. [Litho- + Gr. to eat.] Zool. (a)

Eating or swallowing stones or gravel, as the ostrich.


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 1913.

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