necrophagous definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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Feeding on carrion or corpses: necrophagous organisms.
necrophagous - Medical Definition
- Feeding on carrion or corpses.
Variant of necrophagia
the eating of dead bodies; esp., the practice of feeding on carrion
Origin: ModL: see necro- and amp; -phagy
- necrophagous adjective