xylo-, xyl- +

(Greek: wood; the first element of various scientific and technical words that refer to wood)

Insects or fungi that live, thrive, or grow in or on wood.
In biology, thriving on or in wood with the sense of a parasite fungus or wood-boring organism.
Living, thriving, or growing in or on wood, as an insect or a fungus.
xylophobia (s) (noun), xylophobias (pl)
An irrational dread of wooden objects or an excessive fear of trees: Those who have a xylophobia are terrified and repulsed at the idea of touching, licking, or running their teeth along wooden objects, including ice cream sticks, wooden tooth picks, etc., and sometimes some people feel like throwing up when such things are in their mouths.
xylophone, xylophonic
1. A musical instrument consisting of a row of wooden bars of different lengths that are laid out like a keyboard and produce a tone when struck with a mallet.
2. A musical instrument consisting of a graduated series of flat wooden bars, played by striking with a small hammer or by rubbing with rosined gloves.
One who plays a xylophone.
1. A woody plant.
2. A plant living in or on wood.
1. One who sells timber; a timber-merchant.
2. A dealer in wooden objects or one who sells various kinds of wood or wooden objects.
The selling of wood or timber.
1. The use of certain kinds of wood in the cure of disease.
2. Medical treatment by the application of certain woods to the body.
3. Certain kinds of wood applied to the skin to regain sensibililty to otherwise insensitive [non-feeling] skin.
That which cuts or pierces wood; such as, an insect.
xylotomous, xylotomy
1. A reference to organisms that are able to cut or bore into wood.
2. That which cuts or pierces wood, as an insect.

Related "wood" word units: hylo-; ligni-.