Xylophagan Xy*loph"a*gan, n. [See {Xylophagous}.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) One of a tribe of beetles whose larv[ae] bore or live in wood. (b) Any species of Xylophaga. (c) Any one of the Xylophagides. [1913 Webster]

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  • xylophagan — / lofˈə gən/ noun (Gr phagein to eat) one of the Xylophˈaga, a genus of boring bivalves • • • Main Entry: ↑xylo …   Useful english dictionary

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