necrophagous

adjective
ne·​croph·​a·​gous | \ nə-ˈkrä-fə-gəs, ne-\

Definition of necrophagous

: feeding on corpses or carrion necrophagous insects

First Known Use of necrophagous

1835, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for necrophagous

borrowed from New Latin necrophagus, borrowed from Greek nekrophágos, from nekro- necro- + -phagos -phagous

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