xylophagous

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

Definition of xylophagous 

: feeding on or in wood xylophagous insects

First Known Use of xylophagous

1739, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for xylophagous

Greek xylophagos, from xyl- + -phagos -phagous

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