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saprophagous

[sa-prof-uh-guh s] /sæˈprɒf ə gəs/
adjective, Biology.
1.
(of an organism) feeding on dead or decaying animal matter.
Origin of saprophagous
1810-1820
First recorded in 1810-20; sapro- + -phagous
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saprophagous

/sæˈprɒfəɡəs/
adjective
1.
(of certain animals) feeding on dead or decaying organic matter
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