Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to the Necrophaga.
  • noun A member of the Neerophaga, as a burying-, sexton-, or carrion-beetle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Zoöl.) Eating carrion.

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  • noun zoology Any of the tribe Necrophaga of beetles whose larvae feed on carrion.

Etymologies

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See necrophagous.

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