Xylo- to Xyster
(Xy"lo-) A combining form from Gr. xy`lon wood; as in xylogen, xylograph.
(||Xy`lo*bal"sa*mum) n. [NL., fr. Gr. xy`lon wood + the balsam tree, balsam; cf. L. xylobalsamum
balsam wood, Gr. .] (Med.) The dried twigs of a Syrian tree U. S. Disp.
(Xy`lo*car"pous) a. [Xylo- + Gr. karpo`s fruit.] (Bot.) Bearing fruit which becomes hard
(||Xy*loc"o*pa) n. [NL., fr. Gr. cutting wood; xy`lon wood + to cut.] (Zoöl.) A genus of hymenopterous
insects including the carpenter. See Carpenter bee, under Carpenter. Xy*loc"o*pine a.
(Xy"lo*gen) n. [Xylo- + - gen.] (a) (Bot.) Nascent wood; wood cells in a forming state. (b)
(Xy"lo*graph) n. [Xylo- + - graph.] An engraving on wood, or the impression from such an
engraving; a print by xylography.
(Xy*log"ra*pher) n. One who practices xylography.
(Xy`lo*graph"ic Xy`lo*graph"ic*al) a. [Cf. F. xylographique.] Of or pertaining to xylography,
or wood engraving.
(Xy*log"ra*phy) n. [Xylo- + -graphy: cf. F. xylographie.]
1. The art of engraving on wood.
2. The art of making prints from the natural grain of wood. Knight.
3. A method pf printing in colors upon wood for purposes of house decoration. Ure.
(Xy"loid) a. [Xylo- + - oid.] Resembling wood; having the nature of wood.
(Xy*loid"in) n. [Xylo- + - oid.] (Chem.) A substance resembling pyroxylin, obtained by the
action of nitric acid on starch; called also nitramidin.
(Xy"lol) n. [Xylo- + L. oleum oil.] (Chem.) Same as Xylene.
(Xy"lon*ite) n. See Zylonite.
(||Xy*loph"a*ga) n. [NL. See Xylophagous.] (Zoöl.) A genus of marine bivalves which bore
holes in wood. They are allied to Pholas.
(Xy*loph"a*gan) n. [See Xylophagous.] (Zoöl.) (a) One of a tribe of beetles whose larvæ
bore or live in wood. (b) Any species of Xylophaga. (c) Any one of the Xylophagides.
(||Xy`lo*phag"i*des) n. pl. [See Xylophagous.] (Zoöl.) A tribe or family of dipterous flies
whose larvæ live in decayed wood. Some of the tropical species are very large.
(Xy*loph"a*gous) a. [Gr. eating wood; xy`lon wood + to eat.] (Zoöl.) (a) Eating, boring
in, or destroying, wood; said especially of certain insect larvæ, crustaceans, and mollusks. (b) Of or
pertaining to the genus Xylophaga.
(Xy*loph"i*lan) n. [See Xylophilous.] (Zoöl.) One of a tribe of beetles (Xylophili) whose larvæ
live on decayed wood.
(Xy*loph"i*lous) a. [Xylo- + Gr. filei^n to love.] (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the xylophilans.