[ zahy-lof-uh-guh s ]
/ zaɪˈlɒf ə gəs /
feeding on wood, as certain insects or insect larvae.
perforating or destroying timber, as certain mollusks, crustaceans, and fungi.
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British Dictionary definitions for xylophagous
/ (zaɪˈlɒfəɡəs) /
(of certain insects, crustaceans, etc) feeding on or living within wood
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