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Xylophagy vs. Xylophage — What's the Difference?

Xylophagy vs. Xylophage — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Xylophagy and Xylophage

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Xylophagy

Xylophagy is a term used in ecology to describe the habits of an herbivorous animal whose diet consists primarily (often solely) of wood. The word derives from Greek ξυλοφάγος (xulophagos) "eating wood", from ξύλον (xulon) "wood" and φαγεῖν (phagein) "to eat", an ancient Greek name for a kind of a worm-eating bird.
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Xylophage

(biology) Any living organism that feeds on wood.
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Xylophagy

The eating of wood.
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