The DICT Development Group
1 definition found
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Lithodomus \Li*thod"o*mus\, n. [NL. See Lithodome.] (Zool.)
A genus of elongated bivalve shells, allied to the mussels,
and remarkable for their ability to bore holes for shelter,
in solid limestone, shells, etc. Called also Lithophagus.
Note: These holes are at first very small and shallow, but
are enlarged with the growth of the shell, sometimes
becoming two or three inches deep and nearly an inch
Questions or comments about this site?