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lignivorous

[lig-niv-er-uh s]
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adjective
  1. xylophagous.
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Origin of lignivorous

First recorded in 1820–30; ligni- + -vorous
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Historical Examples

  • Again: in the saprophaga the lignivorous tribes form more than half, and the coprophagous ones more than a third.

    An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. IV (of 4)

    William Kirby


British Dictionary definitions for lignivorous

lignivorous

adjective
  1. (of animals) feeding on wood
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