xylo-


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xylo-

or xyl-
pref.
1. Wood: xylograph.
2. Xylene: xylidine.

[Greek xulo-, from xulon, wood.]
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xylo-

or before a vowel

xyl-

combining form
1. (Forestry) indicating wood: xylophone.
2. (Elements & Compounds) indicating xylene: xylidine.
[from Greek xulon wood]
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xylo-

a combining form meaning “wood”: xylophagous.
[comb. form of Greek xýlon]
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