autocoprophagy

eating one's own feces

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • autocoprophagy — /ö tō kə profˈə ji/ (zoology) noun The act of eating one s own faeces, refection ORIGIN: ↑auto (1) and ↑coprophagy …   Useful english dictionary

  • autocoprophagy — noun The feeding on its own excrement See Also: coprophagy …   Wiktionary

  • Coprophagia — A female Oriental Latrine Fly (Chrysomya megacephala) feeds on animal feces. Coprophagia or coprophagy is the consumption of feces, from the Greek κόπρος copros ( feces ) and φαγεῖν phagein ( to eat ). Many animal species practice coprophagia as… …   Wikipedia

  • coprophagy — noun The eating of feces. We use coprophagy as the simplest available general term to describe ingestion of the feces, without any implication of cause, circumstances, or the origin or nature of fecal material consumed. Syn: reingestion,… …   Wiktionary

  • Feeding and Eating — Like many people, I enjoy eating perhaps too much so. This list of 113 words describes different things one could eat, although a human would have to be pretty desperate to eat lice or limestone. Then again, I ve eaten at McDonald s hundreds of… …   Phrontistery dictionary

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