xylophagous


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Xylophagous \Xy*loph"a*gous\, a. [Gr. xylofa`gos eating wood;
   xy`lon wood + fagei^n to eat.] (Zool.)
   (a) Eating, boring in, or destroying, wood; -- said
       especially of certain insect larvae, crustaceans, and
       mollusks.
   (b) Of or pertaining to the genus Xylophaga.
       [1913 Webster]
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