Definition of coprophagic in US English:

coprophagic

adjective

Zoology
  • See coprophagy

    • ‘In addition to beetles, moth larva eat the hair, and rodents are commonly noted as coprophagic.’
    • ‘Many persistent coprophagic puppies have been given up as the result of the problem, especially where the dog interacts with young children.’
    • ‘Punishing or scolding a dog for being dirty, by the owner or breeder, may lead to a coprophagic behaviour.’
    • ‘While not exactly treatment, it is possible that the dog will stop being coprophagic as it ages.’
    • ‘Health risks to humans from being licked in the face by a coprophagic animal are minimal.’

Pronunciation

coprophagic

/ˌkäprəˈfajik/