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hylophagous

[ hahy-lof-uh-guhs ]
/ haɪˈlɒf ə gəs /
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adjective
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Origin of hylophagous

<Greek hȳlophágos.See hylo-, -phagous

Words nearby hylophagous

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British Dictionary definitions for hylophagous

hylophagous
/ (haɪˈlɒfəɡəs) /

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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