Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The habit, found among insects, of customarily feeding upon excrement. It also occurs as a pathological condition in man.

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  • noun The eating of feces.

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  • noun eating feces; in human a symptom of some kinds of insanity

Etymologies

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From copro- (excrement) and the suffix -phagy (to feed on)

Examples

  • Love that he worked in the word coprophagy into ...

    Cootiehog

  • Love that he worked in the word coprophagy into ...

    Cootiehog

  • Love that he worked in the word coprophagy into ...

    Cootiehog

  • From coprophagy to predation: a dung beetle that kills millipedes

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Morphological similarities placing D. valgum in the same subgenus with non-predatory dung-feeding species suggest a major and potentially rapid behavioural shift from coprophagy to predation.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Despite decades of education, homosexuals still tend to be promiscuous and to engage in high rates of high risk and often anonymous sex practices including fisting, torture, sodomy, coprophagy, vampirism, and other paraphilias that result in the exchange of blood, urine, feces, and semen yielding much higher rates of deadly disease than in the normal population.

    The "homosexualization" of the clergy in Latin America

  • Now it turns out that terrestrial gastropods may have been into coprophagy for quite a long time, at least since dinosaurs were around.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • Now it turns out that terrestrial gastropods may have been into coprophagy for quite a long time, at least since dinosaurs were around.

    Did ancient snails dig dino dung?

  • By the way, according to Dictionary.com, coprophagy is "the eating of excrement that is normal behavior among many especially young animals but in humans is a symptom of some forms of insanity."

    Flies are More Interesting...

  • By the way, according to Dictionary.com, coprophagy is "the eating of excrement that is normal behavior among many especially young animals but in humans is a symptom of some forms of insanity."

    Archive 2006-07-01

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