lithophagous etymology

English word lithophagous comes from English litho- (Lith- + -o-.), English -phagous (Used to form adjectives meaning "eating" or "feeding on".)

Detailed word origin of lithophagous

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
litho- English (eng) Lith- + -o-.
-phagous English (eng) Used to form adjectives meaning "eating" or "feeding on".
lithophagous English (eng) (zoology) Eating or destroying stone, like some mollusks, sponges, annelids, and sea urchins.. (zoology) Eating or swallowing stones or gravel.

Words with the same origin as lithophagous

Descendants of litho-
astrolithology chemical lithosphere lithoautotroph lithobrake lithocarp lithocholic lithoclast lithocyte lithofacies lithogenic lithogenous lithogeny lithogeochemical lithogeochemistry lithograph litholatry lithology lithomancy lithometeor lithomorphic lithophytic lithospheric lithotint lithotrophic phytolithology
Descendants of -phagous
ampelophagous androphagous anthophagous anthropophagous bacteriophagous entomophagous geophagous haematophagous histiophagous mycetophagous mycophagous nematophagous oligophagous oophagous ophiophagous ornithophagous ostreophagous pantophagous phytophagous polyphagous saproxylophagous xylophagous zoophagous zoöphagous