Saprophagous



[sa-prof-uh-guh s] /sæˈprɒf ə gəs/
adjective, Biology.
1.
(of an organism) feeding on dead or decaying animal matter.
saprophagous
/sæˈprɒfəɡəs/
adjective
1.
(of certain animals) feeding on dead or decaying organic matter

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