necrophilous


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necrophilous

(nɛˈkrɒfɪləs)
adj
(Biology) displaying a preference for dead tissue, esp of certain bacteria and insects
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Necrophilous Scarabaeoidae and Trogidae beetles of tropical deciduos forest in Tepexco, Puebla, Mexico.
Necrophilous insect succession on rabbit carrion in sand dune habitats In northern France.
But now I have heard this insensible and necrophilous oath, "AiViva la Muerte!" and I, having spent my life writing paradoxes that have provoked the ire of those who do not understand what I have written, and being an expert in this matter, find this ridiculous paradox repellent.
Necrophilous beetles diversity (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae, Silphidae, Staphylinidae and Trogidae) in a semiarid area of Zapotitlan de las Salinas valley, Puebla, Mexico.
Necrophilous Scarabaeidae and Trogidae beetles (Coleoptera) from Acahuizotla, Guerrero, Mexico
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Necrophilous species of Aleochara Gravenhorst (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae) of the Sierra de Huautla, Morelos, Mexico.