necrophore (plural necrophores)
- Any of various beetles that bury the carcasses of small vertebrates (such as birds and rodents) as a food source for their larvae.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for necrophore in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)