necrophilous


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necrophilic

 [nek″ro-fil´ik]
1. pertaining to necrophilia.
2. showing a preference for dead tissue; said of certain microorganisms.

ne·croph·i·lous

(nĕ-krof'i-lŭs),
Having a preference for dead tissue; denoting certain bacteria.
Synonym(s): necrophagous (2)
[necro- + G. philos, fond]

necrophilous

/ne·croph·i·lous/ (nĕ-krof´ĭ-lus) necrophilic.

ne·croph·i·lous

(nĕ-krof'i-lŭs)
Having a preference for dead tissue; denoting certain bacteria.
Synonym(s): necrophagous (2) .
[necro- + G. philos, fond]

necrophilous

showing a preference for dead tissue; said of microorganisms.
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von Hentig's discussion of necrophilia, which points out that the attraction to objects connected with the grave, such as flowers and pictures, is also a necrophilous characteristic.
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