xylophage

[ zahy-luh-feyj ]
/ ˈzaɪ ləˌfeɪdʒ /

noun

a wood-eating insect.

Nearby words

  1. xylograph,
  2. xylographic,
  3. xylography,
  4. xyloid,
  5. xylol,
  6. xylophagous,
  7. xylophilous,
  8. xylophone,
  9. xylophonic,
  10. xylorimba

Origin of xylophage

First recorded in 1875–80; xylo- + -phage

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