necrophagy


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necrophagy

the practice of feeding on carrion. — necrophage, n. — necrophagous, adj.
See also: Corpses
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Noun1.necrophagy - feeding on corpses or carrion
eating, feeding - the act of consuming food
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Other dietary sources of protein include dead protozoans obtained from proctodeal feeding, cannibalism and necrophagy, and coprophagy (Noirot and Noirot-Timothee 1969; Collins 1983; Hunt and Nalepa 1994; Nation 2002; Arquette et al.
Termites ingest chitin from various sources, including fungi in decayed wood, and other termites via cannibalism and necrophagy (Moore 1969).
In addition, baits have also been reported to possess secondary poisoning effect through necrophagy and coprophagy (8).