Xylophilous
Xylophilous Xy*loph"i*lous, a. [Xylo- + Gr. filei^n to love.] (Zo["o]l.) Of or pertaining to the xylophilans. [1913 Webster]

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  • xylophilous — (ˈ)zī|läfələs adjective Etymology: xyl + philous : attracted to wood : growing or living in or on wood xylophilous fungi a xylophilous beetle * * * /zuy lof euh leuhs/, adj. growing in or living on wood: xylophilous fungi. [1860 65; XYLO +… …   Useful english dictionary

  • xylophilous — /zuy lof euh leuhs/, adj. growing in or living on wood: xylophilous fungi. [1860 65; XYLO + PHILOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • xylophilous — fond of wood; living in or on wood Love and Attraction …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • xylophilous — xy·loph·i·lous …   English syllables

  • Xylophilan — Xy*loph i*lan, n. [See {Xylophilous}.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of a tribe of beetles ({Xylophili}) whose larv[ae] live on decayed wood. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • xylo- — a combining form meaning wood, used in the formation of compound words: xylophilous. [comb. form of Gk xýlon] * * * …   Universalium

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  • Love and Attraction — While this list might seem a bit risqué judging from its title, it s not as bad (or good) as you might think. Each of these 114 weird words contains the word element phil , from ancient Greek phileein to love, and so a philia is a special love,… …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • xyloid —   a. like wood.    ♦ xylonite, n. celluloid.    ♦ xylophagous, a. destroying or boring in wood.    ♦ xylophilous, a. living on or in wood.    ♦ xylotomous, a. boring into or cutting wood …   Dictionary of difficult words

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