coprophage

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin coprophagus, itself a borrowing from Ancient Greek κοπροφάγος (koprophágos), from κόπρος (kópros, dung) + -φάγος (-phágos, eater; glutton). Equivalent to copro- +‎ -phage.

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coprophage (plural coprophages)

  1. (zoology) A living organism that feeds on feces or fecal matter.

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin coprophagus, itself a borrowing from Ancient Greek κοπροφάγος (koprophágos), from κόπρος (kópros, dung) + -φάγος (-phágos, eater; glutton). Equivalent to copro- +‎ -phage

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Adjective[edit]

coprophage (plural coprophages)

  1. coprophagous

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Noun[edit]

coprophage m, f (plural coprophages)

  1. coprophage

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