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  • proper noun A taxonomic family within the infraorder Xylophagomorpha — the awl-flies.

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Xylophagus (“awl fly genus”) +‎ -idae, from New Latin xylo ("wood"), from Ancient Greek ξύλον (xylon, "wood, tree"), + φάγος (phagos, "glutton")

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