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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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]