saprophagous

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sa·proph·a·gous

 (să-prŏf′ə-gəs)
adj.
Feeding on decaying organic matter: saprophagous beetles.

sap′pro·phage (săp′rə-fāj′) n.
sa·proph′a·gy (-ə-jē) n.

saprophagous

(sæˈprɒfəɡəs)
adj
(Zoology) (of certain animals) feeding on dead or decaying organic matter

sa•proph•a•gous

(səˈprɒf ə gəs)

adj.
feeding on decaying animal matter.
[1810–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.saprophagous - (of certain animals) feeding on dead or decaying animal matter
herbivorous - feeding only on plants
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