xylo-


a combining form meaning “wood,” used in the formation of compound words: xylophilous.

Nearby words

  1. xylem ray,
  2. xylene,
  3. xylic acid,
  4. xylidine,
  5. xylitol,
  6. xylocarp,
  7. xylogenous,
  8. xylograph,
  9. xylographic,
  10. xylography

Also especially before a vowel, xyl-.

Origin of xylo-

combining form of Greek xýlon

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British Dictionary definitions for xylo

xylo-

before a vowel xyl-

combining form

indicating woodxylophone
indicating xylenexylidine

Word Origin for xylo-

from Greek xulon wood

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