xylophagous

xylophagous

[zahy-lof-uh-guhs]
adjective
1.
feeding on wood, as certain insects or insect larvae.
2.
perforating or destroying timber, as certain mollusks, crustaceans, and fungi.

Origin:
1835–45; < Greek xylophágos. See xylo-, -phagous

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xylophagous (zaɪˈlɒfəɡəs)
 
adj
(of certain insects, crustaceans, etc) feeding on or living within wood

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