coprophilous

adjective

cop·​roph·​i·​lous kə-ˈprä-fə-ləs How to pronounce coprophilous (audio)
: growing or living on dung
coprophilous fungi

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coprophilous was circa 1900

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“Coprophilous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coprophilous. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

coprophilous

adjective
cop·​roph·​i·​lous kä-ˈpräf-ə-ləs How to pronounce coprophilous (audio)
: growing or living on dung
coprophilous fungi
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