hypophloeodal

[ hahy-puh-flee-uh-dl, hip-uh- ]
/ ˌhaɪ pəˈfli ə dl, ˌhɪp ə- /

adjective

living or growing beneath bark, as insect larvae.

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Also hy·po·phloe·o·dic [hahy-puh-flee-uh-dik, hip-uh-], /ˌhaɪ pəˈfli ə dɪk, ˌhɪp ə-/, hy·po·phloe·ous [hahy-puh-flee-uhs, 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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