necrophilous

[ nə-krŏfə-ləs ]

adj.

Having a preference for dead tissue. Used of certain bacteria.

Nearby words

  1. nuclear isomer,
  2. nuclear isomerism,
  3. nuclear jaundice,
  4. nuclear magnetic resonance,
  5. nuclear magnetic resonance scanner,
  6. nuclear medicine,
  7. nuclear membrane,
  8. nuclear ophthalmoplegia,
  9. nuclear option,
  10. nuclear physics


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