from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Growing or living on or in wood.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Living on or in wood, as some fungi and beetles do.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the xylophilans.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In phytogeography, growing on wood in any state: applied to a class of fungi.
  • Fond of wood, as an insect; living or feeding upon wood.


xylo- + -philous (Wiktionary)


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