Definition of coprophagous in English:

coprophagous

adjective

Zoology
  • See coprophagy

    • ‘At least some species are known to be coprophagous, reingesting special feces voided from the cecum’
    • ‘This indicates that coprophagous animals were indeed at least partially responsible for the disappearance of the fecal smears in the 1999 alpine experiment.’
    • ‘If people were coprophagous in pre-history, what archeological evidence would there be, if any?’
    • ‘The problem of comparing baited and non-baited traps as sampling methods for coprophagous and necrophagous insects is further compounded by the effect of trap fluid and sampling interval.’
    • ‘Larvae of this species are coprophagous, meaning they feed on the dung of large mammals, which they thereby decompose, together with many other species of primarily earthworms, beetles and flies.’

Pronunciation

coprophagous

/kɒˈprɒfəɡəs/