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xylophagous

xylophagous

adjective xy·loph·a·gous \zī-ˈlä-fə-gəs\

Definition of XYLOPHAGOUS

:  feeding on or in wood <xylophagous insects>

Origin of XYLOPHAGOUS

Greek xylophagos, from xyl- + -phagos -phagous
First Known Use: 1739

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