from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Growing or living on or in wood.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the xylophilans.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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


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xylo- + -philous


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