Definitions for xylophagouszaɪˈlɒf ə gəs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

xy•loph•a•gouszaɪˈlɒf ə gəs(adj.)

  1. feeding on, perforating, or decomposing wood, as certain insects, insect larvae, or crustaceans.

    Category: Ecology

Origin of xylophagous:

1835–45; < Gk xylophágos. See xylo -, -phagous


  1. xylophagous(Adjective)

    Feeding on wood.

  2. xylophagous(Adjective)

    Destructive to wood.

  3. Origin: From xylo- (wood) and suffix -phagous

Webster Dictionary

  1. Xylophagous(adj)

    eating, boring in, or destroying, wood; -- said especially of certain insect larvae, crustaceans, and mollusks

  2. Xylophagous(adj)

    of or pertaining to the genus Xylophaga


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