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]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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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