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xylotomous

[ zahy-lot-uh-muhs ]
/ zaɪˈlɒt ə məs /
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adjective

boring into or cutting wood, as certain insects.

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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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