saprophagous

adjective sa·proph·a·gous \ sa-ˈprä-fə-gəs \

Definition of saprophagous

: feeding on decaying matter

Origin and Etymology of saprophagous

New Latin saprophagus, from sapr- + -phagus -phagous


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saprophagous

adjective sa·proph·a·gous \ sa-ˈpräf-ə-gəs \

medical Definition of saprophagous

: feeding on decaying matter
  • saprophagous insects

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