coprophagous

[ kuh-prof-uh-guh s ]
/ kəˈprɒf ə gəs /

adjective

feeding on dung, as certain beetles.

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Origin of coprophagous

First recorded in 1820–30; copro- + -phagous

OTHER WORDS FROM coprophagous

cop·ro·pha·gi·a [kop-ruh-fey-jee-uh, -juh] /ˌkɒp rəˈfeɪ dʒi ə, -dʒə/, nouncop·roph·a·gist [kuh-prof-uh-jist] /kəˈprɒf ə dʒɪst/, nouncop·roph·a·gy, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for coprophagy

coprophagous
/ (kɒˈprɒfəɡəs) /

adjective

(esp of certain beetles) feeding on dung

Derived forms of coprophagous

coprophagy, noun
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Medical definitions for coprophagy

coprophagy
[ kŏ-prŏfə-jē ]

n.

scatophagy

Other words from coprophagy

cop•ropha•gous (-gəs) adj.
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