lignivorous

[ lig-niv-er-uh s ]
/ lɪgˈnɪv ər əs /
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adjective


Nearby words

  1. lignify,
  2. lignin,
  3. lignin sulfonate,
  4. lignite,
  5. lignitic,
  6. ligno-,
  7. lignocaine,
  8. lignocellulose,
  9. lignum,
  10. lignum vitae

Origin of lignivorous

First recorded in 1820–30; ligni- + -vorous

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British Dictionary definitions for lignivorous

lignivorous

/ (lɪɡˈnɪvərəs) /

adjective

(of animals) feeding on wood
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