xylophagous

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Etymology[edit]

From xylo- (wood) and suffix -phagous

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xylophagous (not comparable)

  1. Feeding on wood. (of insects etc.)
    • 1841, William Chambers and Robert Chambers [eds.], Chambers’ Edinburgh Journal, volume 9, page 247
      Man has many times suffered from his attempts at extermination, and in no way, perhaps, would he suffer more, than by utterly destroying the mischievous teredo, and its active little ally, the xylophagous linmeria.
  2. Destructive to wood. (of fungi etc.)

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