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coprophagy, coprophagia

feeding on excrement, as certain beetles. — coprophagous, adj.
See also: Food and Nutrition
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Noun1.coprophagia - eating feces; in human a symptom of some kinds of insanity
eating, feeding - the act of consuming food
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Keen travellers should head to Etone Community School, in Nuneaton, on October 23 when performer Peter Searles tells tales of Maoist guerrillas, crocodiles, Dutch air hostesses and giant dung eating centipedes in Hey Gringo
This dung eating is not quite so revolting as it sounds at first, for the rabbit makes a special form of pellet which it takes directly from its anus.