coprophagan

noun
co·​proph·​a·​gan | \ kəˈpräfəgən \
plural -s

Definition of coprophagan

: one that feeds on excrement specifically : dung beetle

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History and Etymology for coprophagan

New Latin Coprophaga (former subfamily of beetles containing the dung beetle, from copr- + -phaga, neuter plural of -phagus -phagous) + English -an

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“Coprophagan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coprophagan. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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