scavenger

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scavenger   (skāv'ən-jər)  Pronunciation Key 
An animal that feeds on dead organisms, especially a carnivorous animal that eats dead animals rather than or in addition to hunting live prey. Vultures, hyenas, and wolves are scavengers.
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