saprophagous

saprophagous

[sa-prof-uh-guhs]
adjective Biology.
(of an organism) feeding on dead or decaying animal matter.

Origin:
1810–20; sapro- + -phagous

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saprophagous (sæˈprɒfəɡəs)
 
adj
(of certain animals) feeding on dead or decaying organic matter

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