Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Feeding on excrement: coprophagous beetles.

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  • adj. Feeding on excrement

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Feeding upon dung, as certain insects.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Feeding upon dung or filth: applied to various insects, and specifically to the Coprophagi.

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Examples

  • And here I never thought one would be able to associate the word coprophagous with a restaurant—much less a Chinese restaurant.

    Dining out » Japundit Blog

  • We describe the first case of an obligate predatory dung beetle and contrast its behaviour and morphology with those of its coprophagous sympatric congeners.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Besides the guy is probably a secretly coprophagous

    Because IOKIYAC (It's OK if you're a conservative).

  • There is no permanent rabbitiness, no essence of rabbit hanging in the sky, just populations of furry, long-eared, coprophagous, whisker-twitching individuals, showing a statistical distribution of variation in size, shape, colour and proclivities.

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  • Ancient coprophagous snails is, of course, a more intriguing interpretation and I hope more unburied feces will be found to clinch the case.

    Did ancient snails dig dino dung?

  • She had considered playing a computer prank on them that the boys in San Antone had once played on her—changing the default address on their browser from Yahoo to the SSN, the Scat Sex Network, which would plaster coprophagous images all over their screen when they logged on—but decided against it at the last minute.

    Fear Itself

  • Like rabbits and all the rodents, capybaras are coprophagous.

    15 Agouti

  • “Suppose my partners recommend that no help be given your whole coprophagous Merseian race.”

    The Earth Book of Stormgate

  • After all, I don't understand what they're complaining about, they're such an accomplished bunch of coprophagous necrophiles.

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  • The coprophagous (human and other waste eating) habits of shellfish are the number 2 (yes) cause of hepatitis.

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