saxicavous

adjective
sax·​i·​ca·​vous | \ ¦saksē¦kāvəs \

Definition of saxicavous

: boring in rock used especially of a mollusk — compare lithophagous

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History and Etymology for saxicavous

New Latin saxicavus, from saxi- + -cavus (from Latin cavare to make hollow)

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“Saxicavous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saxicavous. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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