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xylophilous

[zahy-lof-uh-luh s]
adjective
  1. growing in or living on wood: xylophilous fungi.
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Origin of xylophilous

First recorded in 1860–65; xylo- + -philous
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Historical Examples of xylophilous

  • Xylophilous, zī-lof′i-lus, adj. fond of wood, living upon wood.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)

    Various