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coprophagous

[kuh-prof-uh-guh s] /kəˈprɒf ə gəs/
adjective
1.
feeding on dung, as certain beetles.
Origin of coprophagous
1820-1830
First recorded in 1820-30; copro- + -phagous
Related forms
coprophagia
[kop-ruh-fey-jee-uh, -juh] /ˌkɒp rəˈfeɪ dʒi ə, -dʒə/ (Show IPA),
noun
coprophagist
[kuh-prof-uh-jist] /kəˈprɒf ə dʒɪst/ (Show IPA),
noun
coprophagy, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for coprophagy

coprophagous

/kɒˈprɒfəɡəs/
adjective
1.
(esp of certain beetles) feeding on dung
Derived Forms
coprophagy, noun
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Word Origin and History for coprophagy
n.

1891, from Modern Latin coprophagus, from Greek koprophagos "dung-eating," from kopros "dung" (see copro-) + -phagos (see -phagous). Related: Coprophagous.

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coprophagy in Medicine

coprophagy cop·roph·a·gy (kŏ-prŏf'ə-jē)
n.
See scatophagy.


cop·roph'a·gous (-gəs) adj.
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