xylophagous

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

Definition of xylophagous

  1. :  feeding on or in wood xylophagous insects

Origin and Etymology of xylophagous

Greek xylophagos, from xyl- + -phagos -phagous


First Known Use: 1739


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