coprophagy


adjective

  1. feeding on dung, as certain beetles.

adjective

  1. (esp of certain beetles) feeding on dung
n.

1891, from Modern Latin coprophagus, from Greek koprophagos “dung-eating,” from kopros “dung” (see copro-) + -phagos (see -phagous). Related: Coprophagous.

n.

  1. scatophagy

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