xylophagous

adjective
xy·​loph·​a·​gous | \ zī-ˈlä-fə-gəs How to pronounce xylophagous (audio) \

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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“Xylophagous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/xylophagous. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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