adj. [Gr. hyle, wood; temnein, to cut]
Cutting wood, as some insects.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • hylotomous — (ˈ)hī|läd.əməs adjective Etymology: Greek hylotomos, from hyl + tomos cutting, sharp, from temnein to cut more at tome zoology : cutting wood hylotomous insects * * * hylotˈomous adjective (Gr tomē a cut) woodcutting …   Useful english dictionary

  • hylotomous — hy·lot·o·mous …   English syllables

  • hylotomous —   a. cutting or boring in wood …   Dictionary of difficult words

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