Hylophagous
Hylophagous Hy*loph"a*gous, a. [Gr. ? wood + ? to eat.] (Zo["o]l.) Eating green shoots, as certain insects do. [1913 Webster]

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  • hylophagous — [hī läf′ə gəs] adj. [ HYLO + PHAGOUS] feeding on wood, as some insects do …   English World dictionary

  • hylophagous — (ˈ)hī|läfə̇gəs adjective Etymology: hyl + phagous zoology : eating wood hylophagous insects * * * /huy lof euh geuhs/, adj. xylophagous (def. 1). [ < Gk hylophágos. See HYLO , PHAGOUS] * * * hylophˈagous adjective …   Useful english dictionary

  • hylophagous — adj. [Gr. hyle, wood; phagein, to eat] Wood eating, as some insects …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • hylophagous — /huy lof euh geuhs/, adj. xylophagous (def. 1). [ < Gk hylophágos. See HYLO , PHAGOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • hylophagous — adjective That feeds on wood …   Wiktionary

  • hylophagous — eating wood Feeding and Eating …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • hylophagous — hy·loph·a·gous …   English syllables

  • hylophagous —   a. eating wood …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • hylo- — a combining form meaning wood, matter, used in the formation of compound words: hylophagous; hylotheism. [ < Gk, comb. form of hýle wood, matter] * * * …   Universalium

  • -phagous — a combining form meaning eating, feeding on, devouring that specified by the initial element: creophagous; hylophagous; rhizophagous. [ < Gk phagos, adj. deriv. of phágein to eat; see OUS] * * * …   Universalium

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