Lithophaga

noun Li·thoph·a·ga \lə̇ˈthäfəgə\

Definition of Lithophaga

  1. :  a genus of elongated bivalve mollusks (family Mytilidae) comprising the date mussels that live and bore in limestone and coral — compare pholas

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Origin and Etymology of lithophaga

New Latin, from lith- + -phaga


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