Xylotomous Xy*lot"o*mous, a. [Pref. xylo- + root of Gr. ? to cut.] (Zo["o]l.) Capable of boring or cutting wood; -- said of many insects. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • xylotomous — [zī lät′ə məs] adj. [< XYLO + Gr tomos, cutting (see TOMY)] that can bore into or cut wood: said of certain insects …   English World dictionary

  • xylotomous — adj. [Gr. xylotomous, wood cutting] The ability to cut or bore into wood …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • xylotomous — /zuy lot euh meuhs/, adj. boring into or cutting wood, as certain insects. [XYLO + TOMOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • xylotomous — adjective That bores or cuts into wood, as with certain insects. See Also: xylophagous, xylophage …   Wiktionary

  • xylotomous — xy·lot·o·mous …   English syllables

  • xylotomous — /zaɪˈlɒtəməs/ (say zuy lotuhmuhs) adjective boring into or cutting wood, as certain insects …   Australian English dictionary

  • xylotomous — (ˈ)zī|läd.əməs adjective Etymology: xyl + tomous : capable of boring or cutting wood used of an insect * * * /zuy lot euh meuhs/, adj. boring into or cutting wood, as certain insects. [XYLO + TOMOUS] * * * xylotˈomous adjective (Gr tomē a cut) of …   Useful english 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

  • -tomous — d.əməs, təməs adjective combining form Etymology: New Latin tomus more at tome 1. : cut : divided orthotomous rhachitomous 2 …   Useful english dictionary

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