Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

xylo-

Wood.

[Greek xulon, wood.]

A xylophone is a musical instrument played by striking wooden bars with hammers; xylem is the tissue in plants which conducts water upwards from the root and also helps to form the woody element in the stem; something xylophagous, such as an insect larva or mollusc, feeds on or bores into wood; xylene is a volatile liquid hydrocarbon obtained by distilling wood, coal tar, or petroleum; xylose is a five-carbon sugar found in plants, sometimes called wood sugar. See also ligno-.

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