xylotomous

[ zahy-lot-uh-muh s ]
/ zaɪˈlɒt ə məs /

adjective

boring into or cutting wood, as certain insects.

Nearby words

  1. xylophone,
  2. xylophonic,
  3. xylorimba,
  4. xylose,
  5. xylostroma,
  6. xylotomy,
  7. xylulose,
  8. xylyl,
  9. xysma,
  10. xyst

Origin of xylotomous


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British Dictionary definitions for xylotomous

xylotomous

/ (zaɪˈlɒtəməs) /

adjective

(of certain insects, insect larvae, etc) cutting or boring into wood
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