Xylophagous

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Xylophagous (Zoöl) Eating, boring in, or destroying, wood; -- said especially of certain insect larvæ, crustaceans, and mollusks.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • xylophagous Wood-eating; habitually feeding upon wood; lignivorous, as an insect. See Cis (with cut).
    • xylophagous Perforating and destroying as if eating timber, as a mollusk or a crustacean.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Xylophagous zī-lof′a-gus wood-eating.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. eating wood; xy`lon wood + to eat

Usage

In literature:

Xylophagous: feeding in or upon woody tissue.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
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