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coprophagous

[kuh-prof-uh-guh s] /kəˈprɒf ə gəs/
adjective
1.
feeding on dung, as certain beetles.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; copro- + -phagous
Related forms
coprophagia
[kop-ruh-fey-jee-uh, -juh] /ˌkɒp rəˈfeɪ dʒi ə, -dʒə/ (Show IPA),
noun
coprophagist
[kuh-prof-uh-jist] /kəˈprɒf ə dʒɪst/ (Show IPA),
noun
coprophagy, noun
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  • We investigated this question for the first time in a coprophagous insect species.
British Dictionary definitions for coprophagous

coprophagous

/kɒˈprɒfəɡəs/
adjective
1.
(esp of certain beetles) feeding on dung
Derived Forms
coprophagy, noun
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