follow Dictionary.com

What is the X in X-mas?

coprophilous

[kuh-prof-uh-luh s] /kəˈprɒf ə ləs/
adjective
1.
living or growing on dung, as certain fungi.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; copro- + -philous
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for coprophilous

coprophilous

/kəˈprɒfɪləs/
adjective
1.
growing in or on dung
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
coprophilous in Medicine

coprophilous cop·roph·i·lous (kŏ-prŏf'ə-ləs)
adj.
Living or growing on excrement, as certain fungi.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for coprophilous

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for coprophilous

0
25
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for coprophilous