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 History of this Word

"xylo" is from "xylon" (wood) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this prefix,
xylanthrax
xylology
xylophagous
xyloplastic

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grammar is modifier

"xylo-" is a type of prefix

Definition

A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "wood" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

xylo- illustration Our engraved maps are made using the techniques of xylography, the oldest of the graphic arts.
xylo- illustration Based on an analysis of the potential distribution of B. xylophilus it may be concluded that a threat exists to forests in several areas.