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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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And when they've done for me they'll go on dung eating just the same.' Luther was the first to use pictorial propaganda on a large scale and in a letter from 1525 he added: 'On all the walls, on every sort of paper or playing cards, priests and monks are to be so portrayed that the people are disgusted when they see or hear of the clergy ...
Dog owners more frequently complain about another disturbing habit of canine consumption: coprophagia (pronounced cop-ra-FAY-jee-a) or "dung eating." Though dogs with coprophagia may eat only deer droppings, cat box contents, horse manure and the like, people are most horrified (and frustrated) with dogs who eat their own or other dogs' stools.
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!