Necrophagan
Necrophagan Ne*croph"a*gan, a. [See {Necrophagous}.] (Zo["o]l.) Eating carrion. -- n. (Zo["o]l.) Any species of a tribe ({Necrophaga}) of beetles which, in the larval state, feed on carrion; a burying beetle. [1913 Webster]

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  • necrophagan — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Necrophagous — Ne*croph a*gous, a. [Gr. ? eating corpses; nekro s a dead body + ? to eat: cf. F. n[ e]crophage.] (Zo[ o]l.) Of or pertaining to the {Necrophaga}; eating carrion. See {Necrophagan}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • necrophagy — noun The eating of dead or decaying animal flesh See Also: necrophagan, necrophage, necrophagous …   Wiktionary

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