coprophilous

adjective cop·roph·i·lous \ kə-ˈprä-fə-ləs \

Definition of coprophilous

: growing or living on dung
  • coprophilous fungi

First Known Use of coprophilous

circa 1900


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coprophilous

adjective cop·roph·i·lous \ kä-ˈpräf-ə-ləs \

medical Definition of coprophilous

: growing or living on dung
  • coprophilous fungi

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