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litho- +‎ -phagous


lithophagous (not comparable)

  1. (zoology) Eating or swallowing stones or gravel.
    The ostrich is lithophagous.
  2. (zoology) Eating or destroying stone, like some mollusks, sponges, annelids, and sea urchins.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for lithophagous in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)