lithophagous definition

  • adjective:
    • Consuming or ingesting rocks or gravel.
    • Eating or destroying rock, like some mollusks, sponges, annelids, and ocean urchins.
    • Eating or eating stones or gravel, because the ostrich.
    • Eating or destroying rock; -- placed on different animals which make burrows in rock, as much bivalve mollusks, specific sponges, annelids, and water urchins. See lithodomus.
  • others:
    • Eating stones; swallowing gravel, as a bird.
    • Perforating or acute stones, as Lithophaga; lithodomous.

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