saprophagan

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.
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