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necrophagous

 [nĕ-krof´ah-gus]
feeding upon dead flesh.

ne·croph·a·gous

(nĕ-krof'ă-gŭs),
1. Living on carrion.
2. Synonym(s): necrophilous
[necro- + G. phagō, to eat]

necrophagous

(nə-krŏf′ə-gəs, nĕ-)
adj.
Feeding on carrion or corpses: necrophagous organisms.

ne·croph·a·gous

(nĕ-krof'ă-gŭs)
1. Living on carrion.
2. Synonym(s): necrophilous.
[necro- + G. phagō, to eat]

necrophagous

  1. descriptive of an organism that feeds on dead animals or carrion. (The carrion crow is necrophagous.)
  2. descriptive of an organism that feeds on what is initially another living organism (or tissue) which is killed as a result of being fed on. The organism then continues to feed and obtain nutrient from the dead tissue. The term is usually applied to a microorganism feeding on a plant or plant material.

necrophagous

feeding upon dead flesh.
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12) In addition to the chaotic nature of space and time in Ryhope, the gravitation towards grime, sweat, smells, animal filth (for example, in the representation of the primal boar-spirit, the Urscumug, whose "stench of animal sweat and dung was overwhelming" [Mythago Wood 166], or of the process of becoming "bosky" in the woods and indulging in a "miasma" of fetors and odors [The Hollowing 243-51]), necromancy, cannibalism, necrophagy (and the essentially abject practice of bringing up the devoured human carcass in Lavondyss [434]), violent death, and inexplicable phenomena are as evident and frequent in the woods as the faint but menacing occurrence of mythagos; providing a double sense of wonder and abject horror.
Report of necrophagy in the black widow spider, Latrodectus hesperus (Araneae: Theridiidae).
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Necrophagy in grasshoppers: Taeniopoda eques feeds on mammal carrion.