xylophage

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Composed from xylo- +‎ -phage, from Ancient Greek ξυλοφάγος ‎(xulophágos), from ξύλον ‎(xúlon, wood) and φάγος ‎(phágos, one who eats).

Noun[edit]

xylophage ‎(plural xylophages)

  1. (biology) Any living organism that feeds on wood.
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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Composed by xylo- +‎ -phage, from Ancient Greek ξυλοφάγος ‎(xulophágos), from ξύλον ‎(xúlon, wood) and φάγος ‎(phágos, one who eats).

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Adjective[edit]

xylophage (masculine and feminine, plural xylophages)

  1. (biology, of insects or mushrooms) xylophagous

Noun[edit]

xylophage m ‎(plural xylophages)

  1. (biology) xylophage

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