Lithodome

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lithodome (Zoöl) Any one of several species of bivalves, which form holes in limestone, in which they live; esp., any species of the genus Lithodomus.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lithodome A shellfish which lives in a hole made by it in a rock, as a date-shell or a piddock. See Lithodomus and Pholas.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Lithodome lith′ō-dōm a shellfish living in a hole in a rock
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Litho-, + Gr. do`mos house: cf. F. lithodome,

Usage

In literature:

Pencroft and Herbert made a good meal of the lithodomes, which were then half opened to the sun.
"The Mysterious Island" by Jules Verne
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