Saprophagan Sa*proph"a*gan, n. [Gr. sapro`s rotten + fagei^n to eat: cf. F. saprophage.] (Zo["o]l.) One of a tribe of beetles which feed upon decaying animal and vegetable substances; a carrion beetle. [1913 Webster]

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  • saprophagan — sa·proph·a·gan …   English syllables

  • saprophagan — I. səˈpräfəgən noun ( s) Etymology: (assumed) New Latin saprophagus + English an : a saprophagous individual II. adjective : saprophagous …   Useful english dictionary

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