necrophagous


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ne·croph·a·gous

 (nə-krŏf′ə-gəs, nĕ-)
adj.
Feeding on carrion or corpses: necrophagous organisms.

necrophagous

(nəˈkrɒfəɡəs)
adj
(Zoology) (of an animal, bird, etc) feeding on carrion
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These false eagles most rarely kill any living bird or animal; and their vulture-like, necrophagous habits are very evident to any one who has fallen asleep on the desolate plains of Patagonia, for when he wakes, he will see, on each surrounding hillock, one of these birds patiently watching him with an evil eye: it is a feature in the landscape of these countries, which will be recognised by every one who has wandered over them.
Seasonal necrophagous insect community assembly during vertebrate carrion decomposition.
Objective: Forensic entomology is today an increasingly robust science which has its main application in the estimation of the minimum postmortem interval based on the age of necrophagous insects (mainly blowflies) collected from cadavers.
14) Interestingly enough, Shakespeare has Titus prepare a necrophagous feast for the woman who had parodied the sacred space of the tomb, forcing her to engage in a literal act of Totenfresserei.
Dasarathi Ray, called a band of thieves, necrophagous ghouls,
For weeks at a stretch, Australian entomologist Beryl Morris kept track of the comings and goings of necrophagous, or carcass-eating, insects on killed pigs and sheep left outdoors in a fenced enclosure.
Necrophagous Diptera play a key role in nutrient cycling in terrestrial ecosystems as they accelerate the breakdown of animal tissues, which facilitates the action of decomposing microorganisms (Savage 2002).