xyloid


xyloid
/ˈzaɪlɔɪd/ (say 'zuyloyd)

adjective
resembling wood; ligneous.
{Greek xyloeidēs, from xylo- xylo- + -eides -oid}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Xyloid — Xy loid, a. [Xylo + oid.] Resembling wood; having the nature of wood. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • xyloid — [zī′loid΄] adj. [ XYL(O) + OID] of or like wood; woody …   English World dictionary

  • xyloid — adj. [Gr. xylon, wood; eidos, like] Like or resembling wood; ligneous …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • xyloid — /zuy loyd/, adj. resembling wood; ligneous. [1850 55; < Gk xýl(on) wood + OID] * * * …   Universalium

  • xyloid — adjective Characteristic of wood; woody …   Wiktionary

  • xyloid — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. wood[y], ligneous. See vegetable …   English dictionary for students

  • xyloid — xy·loid …   English syllables

  • xyloid — xy•loid [[t]ˈzaɪ lɔɪd[/t]] adj. bot resembling wood; ligneous • Etymology: 1850–55; < Gk xýl(on) wood + oid …   From formal English to slang

  • xyloid —   a. like wood.    ♦ xylonite, n. celluloid.    ♦ xylophagous, a. destroying or boring in wood.    ♦ xylophilous, a. living on or in wood.    ♦ xylotomous, a. boring into or cutting wood …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • xyloid — ˈzīˌlȯid adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary xyl + oid : resembling wood : having the qualities or nature of wood : woody, ligneous * * * /zuy loyd/, adj. resembling wood; ligneous. [1850 55; < Gk xýl(on …   Useful english dictionary


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