coprophagous
adjective Etymology: Greek koprophagos, from kopr- + -phagos -phagous Date: 1826 feeding on dung • coprophagy noun

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  • Coprophagous — Co*proph a*gous, a. [Gr. ? exrement + ? to eat.] (Zo[ o]l.) Feeding upon dung, as certain insects …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coprophagous — [kə präf′ə gəs] adj. [ COPRO + PHAGOUS] feeding on dung, as some beetles coprophagy [kə präfəjē] n …   English World dictionary

  • coprophagous — adjective Feeding on excrement The coprophagous dog was always hungry …   Wiktionary

  • coprophagous — koprofagija statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Gyvūnų maitinimasis kitų gyvūnų išmatomis. atitikmenys: angl. coprophagy; coprophagous vok. Koprophagie, f rus. копрофагия, f …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • coprophagous — adj. [Gr. kopros, dung; phagein, to eat] Feeding upon feces; scatophagous; merdivorous; coprophagy n …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • coprophagous — coprophagia /kop reuh fay jee euh, jeuh/, n. coprophagist /keuh prof euh jist/, n. coprophagy, n. /keuh prof euh geuhs/, adj. feeding on dung, as certain beetles. [1820 30; COPRO + PHAGOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • coprophagous — Feeding on excrement …   Medical dictionary

  • coprophagous — eating feces Feeding and Eating …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • coprophagous — adj. eats dung, nourished by feces (common in certain beetles, birds, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • coprophagous — co·proph·a·gous …   English syllables

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