Xylophagous meaning

zī-lŏfə-gəs
Feeding on or obtaining nutrition from wood.

A xylophagous beetle; xylophagous fungi.

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Eating, boring into, or destroying wood, as certain mollusks or the larvae of certain insects.
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Feeding on wood. (of insects etc.)
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Destructive to wood. (of fungi etc.)
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Origin of xylophagous

  • From xylo- (wood) and suffix -phagous

    From Wiktionary