scatophagous

dung-eating

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • scatophagous — adj. [Gr. skatos, dung; phagein, to eat] Eating dung or excrement; merdivorous; coprophagous …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • scatophagous — adjective coprophagous …   Wiktionary

  • scatophagous — adj. feeding on feces or dung, coprophagous (Zoology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • scatophagous — sca·toph·a·gous …   English syllables

  • scatophagous — One who eats excrement …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • scatophagous — /skæˈtɒfəgəs/ (say ska tofuhguhs) adjective feeding on excrement, as a beetle or fly. {scato + phagous} …   Australian English dictionary

  • scatophagous — adj. feeding on dung. Etymology: as SCATOLOGY + Gk phagos eating …   Useful english dictionary

  • scatophage — (ˈskætəʊfeɪdʒ) [ad. mod.L. scatophag us, a. Gr. σκατοϕάγος: see scatophagous a. Cf. F. scatophage adj.] A scatophagous insect or animal; esp. a dung fly. In recent Dicts …   Useful english dictionary

  • coprophagous — adj. [Gr. kopros, dung; phagein, to eat] Feeding upon feces; scatophagous; merdivorous; coprophagy n …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • merdivorous — see scatophagous …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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