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

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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