hypophloeodal

or hy·po·phloe·o·dic

[ hahy-puh-flee-uh-dl or hahy-puh-flee-uh-dik; hip-uh- ]
/ ˌhaɪ pəˈfli ə dl or ˌhaɪ pəˈfli ə dɪk; ˌhɪp ə- /

adjective

living or growing beneath bark, as insect larvae.
Also hy·po·phloe·ous [hahy-puh-flee-uh s, hip-uh-] /ˌhaɪ pəˈfli əs, ˌhɪp ə-/.

Origin of hypophloeodal

hypo- + Greek phloiṓd(ēs) like bark (phloi(ós) bark + -ōdēs -ode1) + -al1; see phloem
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