- feeding on dung, as certain beetles.
Origin of coprophagous
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Examples from the Web for coprophagia
We regard them as almost insane, fortified in that belief by the undoubted fact that coprophagia is not uncommon among the insane.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 5 (of 6)</p>
- (esp of certain beetles) feeding on dung
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Word Origin and History for coprophagia
1906, in Havelock Ellis, Latinized from coprophagy (q.v.).
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