Xylophaga

noun
Xy·​loph·​a·​ga | \ zīˈläfəgə \

Definition of Xylophaga

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a genus of marine bivalve mollusks (family Pholadidae) that bore holes in wood

Xylophaga

plural noun
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Definition of Xylophaga (Entry 2 of 2)

: a group of insects that feed on or in wood especially : a division of beetles

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History and Etymology for Xylophaga

Noun

New Latin, from xyl- + -phaga

Plural noun

New Latin, from xyl- + -phaga

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“Xylophaga.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Xylophaga. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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