xylo-

xylo-

a combining form meaning “wood,” used in the formation of compound words: xylophilous.
Also, especially before a vowel, xyl-.


Origin:
combining form of Greek xýlon

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xylo- or (before a vowel) xyl-
 
combining form
1.  indicating wood: xylophone
2.  indicating xylene: xylidine
 
[from Greek xulon wood]
 
xyl- or (before a vowel) xyl-
 
combining form
 
[from Greek xulon wood]

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