Definition of xyl(o)
What does the word xyl(o) mean?
part of speech: noun
comb. forms of Greek xulon wood: xylobalsamum, (decoction of) dried twigs of balm-of-Gilead tree; xylocarp, (tree with) hard woody fruit, so -carpous a.; xylograph, a (esp. 15th-c.) wood-engraving, also a decorative pattern got by mechanical reproduction of wood-grain, so -graphy, -grapher, -graphic; xylonitc, = CELLULOID n.; xylophagous, (of insects) feeding on wood[-PHAGOUS]; xylophone, musical instrument of wooden bars graduated in length& vibrating when struck or rubbed.