xylophage

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

xylo- +‎ -phage

Noun[edit]

xylophage (plural xylophages)

  1. (biology) Any living organism that feeds on wood.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡzi.lɔ.faʒ/
  • (file)
  • Homophone: xylophages
  • Hyphenation: xy‧lo‧phage

Adjective[edit]

xylophage (plural xylophages)

  1. (biology, of insects or mushrooms) xylophagous

Noun[edit]

xylophage m (plural xylophages)

  1. (biology) xylophage

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