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