from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Feeding on decaying organic matter.
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- adj. Feeding on dead or decaying organic matter
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Feeding on carrion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Feeding on putrid matter; habitually eating decaying substances; specifically, of or pertaining to the Saprophaga.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of certain animals) feeding on dead or decaying animal matter
From sapro- + -phagous. (Wiktionary)