A beetle that lives in dung

Grandiloquent dictionary. 2006.

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  • Coprophagan — Co*proph a*gan, n. [See {Coprophagous}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A kind of beetle which feeds upon dung. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coprophagan — co·proph·a·gan …   English syllables

  • coprophagan — kəˈpräfəgən noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin Coprophaga (former subfamily of beetles containing the dung beetle, from copr + phaga, neuter plural of phagus phagous) + English an : one that feeds on excrement; specifically …   Useful english dictionary

  • coprophagy — noun The eating of feces. We use coprophagy as the simplest available general term to describe ingestion of the feces, without any implication of cause, circumstances, or the origin or nature of fecal material consumed. Syn: reingestion,… …   Wiktionary

  • coprophagy —   n. feeding on dung.    ♦ coprophagan, n. dung beetle.    ♦ coprophagous, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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