coprophagous

adjective
co·​proph·​a·​gous | \ kə-ˈprä-fə-gəs How to pronounce coprophagous (audio) \

Definition of coprophagous

: feeding on dung

Other Words from coprophagous

coprophagy \ kə-​ˈprä-​fə-​jē How to pronounce coprophagy (audio) \ 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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“Coprophagous.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coprophagous?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=c&file=coprop01. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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