Definition of merdivorous in US English:

merdivorous

adjective

rare
  • Of an insect: that feeds on dung; coprophagous.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Robert Mayne (1808–1868). From classical Latin merda merd + -ivorous. R. G. Mayne gives a Latin form merdivorus.

Pronunciation

merdivorous

/məˈdɪv(ə)rəs/