a wood-eating insect.
growing in or living on wood: xylophilous fungi. historical examples chambers’s twentieth century dictionary (part 4 of 4: s-z and supplements) various
noun a large xylophone with an extended range of five octaves
a colorless, crystalline pentose sugar, c 5 h 10 o 5 , derived from xylan, straw, corncobs, etc., by treating with heated dilute sulfuric acid, and dehydrating to furfural if stronger acid is used. historical examples the chemistry of plant life roscoe wilfred thatcher researches on cellulose c. f. cross creative chemistry edwin e. slosson […]
the felted, blackish stroma of some species of wood-destroying fungi.
the preparation of transverse, tangential, or radial sections of wood for examination under a microscope. noun the preparation of sections of wood for examination by microscope