hylophagous

[hahy-lof-uh-guh s]

adjective


Nearby words

  1. hyla,
  2. hylas,
  3. hylo-,
  4. hylomorphic,
  5. hylomorphism,
  6. hylotheism,
  7. hylotropic,
  8. hylozoism,
  9. hyman,
  10. hymen

Origin of hylophagous

< Greek hȳlophágos. See hylo-, -phagous

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British Dictionary definitions for hylophagous

hylophagous

adjective

(esp of insects) feeding on wood

Word Origin for hylophagous

C19: from Greek hulophagos, from hulē wood + phagein to devour

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