coprophagous

adjective

co·​proph·​a·​gous kə-ˈprä-fə-gəs How to pronounce coprophagous (audio)
: feeding on dung
coprophagy noun

Word History

Etymology

Greek koprophagos, from kopr- + -phagos -phagous

First Known Use

1826, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coprophagous was in 1826

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Cite this Entry

“Coprophagous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coprophagous. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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