saprophagous

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saprophagous

(să-prŏf′ə-gəs)
adj.
Feeding on decaying organic matter: saprophagous beetles.

sap′pro·phage (săp′rə-fāj′) n.
sa·proph′a·gy (-ə-jē) n.

saprophagous

feeding on dead or decaying organic matter.