Xylophaga

Definitions

  • Martesia xylophaga
    Martesia xylophaga
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Xylophaga (Zoöl) A genus of marine bivalves which bore holes in wood. They are allied to Pholas.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n xylophaga A genus of boring bivalves, of the family Pholadidæ, as X. dorsalis.
    • n xylophaga [lowercase] A member of this genus.
    • n xylophaga A series of Hymenoptera ditrocha, in Hartig's classification (1837), containing only the family Uroceridæ: distinguished from the Phyllophaga on the one hand and the Parasitica on the other. Compare these two words.
    • n xylophaga A group of rhynchophorous insects.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. See Xylophagous