necrophore

Necrophore

Nec"ro*phore\, n. [Gr. ? a dead body + ? to bear.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of beetles of the genus Necrophorus and allied genera; -- called also burying beetle, carrion beetle, sexton beetle.
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