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.
As far as the avifauna of the Park is concerned, a network of feeders, mainly for necrophagous birds, will be built throughout the protected area,' he said.
Concerning the feeding guild, species were classified as coprophagous ([greater than or equal to] 80 % of captures occurred in traps baited with faeces), necrophagous ([greater than or equal to] 80 % of captures occurred in traps baited with rotten meat), saprophages ([greater than or equal to] 80 % of captures occurred in traps baited with rotten banana) and generalists (species not covered in the previous groups) (Almeida & Louzada, 2009; Da Silva & Di Mare, 2012).
Forensic entomology: a new hypothesis for the chronological succession pattern of necrophagous insect on human corpses.
gracile is necrophagous, but not predatory, feeding on dead snails and other animal protein.
Its main application is in the determination of the minimum time since death in cases of suspicious death, either by estimating the age of the oldest necrophagous insects that developed on the corpse, or by analysing the insect species composition on the corpse [10].
DIVERSITY OF NECROPHAGOUS BLOWFLY (DIPTERA: CALLIPHORIDAE) OF MEDICAL AND VETERINARY IMPORTANCE IN URBAN ENVIRONMENTS IN CORDOBA (ARGENTINA)
Seasonal composition and temporal succession of necrophagous and predator beetles on pig carrion in central Argentina.
Moretti TC, Godoy WAC (2013) Spatio-temporal dynamics and preference for type of bait in necrophagous insects, particularly native and introduced blow flies (Diptera: Calliphoridae).
I argue that Jonathan Harker's consumption of flesh and blood--both he and the Count share the sobering necrophagous impulse to eat dead bodies--elucidates a nonhuman form of vampirism, inviting a redefinition of our understanding of subjectivity, agency, and monstrosity in the novel.