coprophagous

adjective
co·​proph·​a·​gous | \ kə-ˈprä-fə-gəs \

Definition of coprophagous 

: feeding on dung

Other Words from coprophagous

coprophagy \ kə-​ˈprä-​fə-​jē \ noun

First Known Use of coprophagous

1826, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for coprophagous

Greek koprophagos, from kopr- + -phagos -phagous

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