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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One of a tribe of beetles that feed upon decaying animal and vegetable substances; a carrion beetle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of a tribe of beetles which feed upon decaying animal and vegetable substances; a carrion beetle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A member of the Saprophaga.

Etymologies

sapro- + -phage + -an (Wiktionary)

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