Definition of Lithodomus. Meaning of Lithodomus. Synonyms of Lithodomus

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Definition of Lithodomus

Lithodomus Li*thod"o*mus, n. [NL. See Lithodome.] (Zo["o]l.) 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 diameter.

Meaning of Lithodomus from wikipedia

- Order: Mytilida Family: Mytilidae Genus: Lithophaga Röding, 1798 Species See text Synonyms Lithophagus Megerle von Mühlfeld, 1811 Lithodomus Cuvier, 1816...