Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

Avoid these words. Seriously.

xylophagous

[zahy-lof-uh-guh s] /zaɪˈlɒf ə gəs/
adjective
1.
feeding on wood, as certain insects or insect larvae.
2.
perforating or destroying timber, as certain mollusks, crustaceans, and fungi.
Origin of xylophagous
1835-1845
From the Greek word xylophágos, dating back to 1835-45. See xylo-, -phagous
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for xylophagous

xylophagous

/zaɪˈlɒfəɡəs/
adjective
1.
(of certain insects, crustaceans, etc) feeding on or living within wood
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for xylophagous

Word Value for xylophagous

0
29
Scrabble Words With Friends