Lig`ni*per"dous\ (l[i^]g`n[i^]*p[~e]r"d[u^]s), a. [L. lignum wood + perdere to destroy: cf. F. ligniperde.] (Zo["o]l.) Wood-destroying; -- said of certain insects.
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