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  • noun A xylophagous insect.

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  • noun biology Any living organism that feeds on wood.

Etymologies

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Composed from xylo- + -phage, from Ancient Greek ξυλοφάγος (xylophagos), from ξύλον (xylon, "wood") and φάγος (phagos, "one who eats").

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