Definition of creophagous in English:

creophagous

(also kreophagous)

adjective

rare
  • Flesh-eating or carnivorous.

    ‘crocodiles are creophagous animals’
    • ‘It is known that insects both of a creophagous and saprophagous nature, gradually diminish in relative numbers from the poles to the equator.’
    • ‘We found hundreds of wild donkeys and other creophagous animals such as foxes and lynx.’
    • ‘For the more creophagous of us, there is gulasz, gently stewed cubes of beef in a brown gravy.’
    • ‘Peregrines are indigenous birds, and unfortunately they are creophagous.’
    meat-eating, flesh-eating, predatory, of prey, hunting, raptorial
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Origin

Late 19th century: from Greek kreophagus, from kreas ‘flesh’ + -phagos (see -phagous).

Pronunciation

creophagous

/krɪˈɒfəɡəs/