xylophagy etymology

English word xylophagy comes from English -phagy, English xylo- (Wood.)

Detailed word origin of xylophagy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-phagy English (eng) (forming nouns) eating in a specified manner, normal or abnormal.. (forming nouns) feeding on; consumption of.
xylo- English (eng) Wood.
xylophagy English (eng) The eating of wood.

Words with the same origin as xylophagy

Descendants of -phagy
aerophagy androphagy anthropophagy autophagy bacteriophagy bibliophagy encephalophagy endophagy ferritinophagy foliophagy geophagy gynophagy hematophagy heterophagy necrophagy oligophagy omophagy oophagy osteophagy paedophagy pantophagy phytophagous placentophagy psomophagy stenophagy
Descendants of xylo-
concert xylophone xylarium xylocaine xylocarpous xylochemistry xylodextrin xylogenous xylography xyloid xyloketal xylolite xyloma xylometry xylophilous xylophone xyloplastic xylopyranose xylopyrography xylorcin xyloretinite xylorutinoside xylostyptic xylotherapy xylotypographic