rhypophagy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ῥύπος ‎(rhúpos, filth) and the suffix -φαγία ‎(-phagía), combining form of φαγεῖν ‎(phageîn, to eat) See also suffix -phagy.

Noun[edit]

rhypophagy ‎(uncountable)

  1. (rare) The feeding on filth

References[edit]

  • "rhypophagy" at The Phrontistery: A Dictionary of Obscure Words.
  • "rhypophagy" at Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary

( W.B. Saunders Co., 1914).