scatophagous

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From New Latin scatophagus, from Ancient Greek σκατοφάγος (skatophágos), from σκατο- (skato-, shit) and φάγος (phágos, eating), from φᾰγεῖν (phageîn, to eat) + -ος (-os, -ous: forming adjectives). Equivalent to scato- +‎ -phagous.

Adjective[edit]

scatophagous (comparative more scatophagous, superlative most scatophagous)

  1. Synonym of coprophagous: typified by consuming shit or other excrement.

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References[edit]

  • "scatophagous, adj.", in the Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford: Oxford University Press.