n. act of feeding on feces or dung (Zoology)

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  • scatophagy — SYN: coprophagia. [scato + G. phago, to eat] * * * sca·toph·a·gy fə jē n, pl gies the practice of eating excrement or other filth esp. as a pathological obsession * * * sca·toph·a·gy (skə tofґə je) coprophagy …   Medical dictionary

  • scatophagy — sca·toph·a·gy …   English syllables

  • scatophagy — noun the eating of excrement or other filth • Hypernyms: ↑eating, ↑feeding * * * fəjē noun ( es) Etymology: scat + phagy : the practice of eating excrement or other filth as a religious ceremonial rite or as a pathological obsession …   Useful english dictionary

  • Семейство Аргусовые (Scatophagidae) —          Небольшое семейство аргусовых содержит всего два рода с семью видами. Эти рыбы имеют высокое, сжатое с боков тело, покрытое твердой кожей с мелкими кте ноидными чешуями, и небольшой рот. Первый спинной плавник состоит у них из сильных… …   Биологическая энциклопедия

  • coprophagy — noun The eating of feces. We use coprophagy as the simplest available general term to describe ingestion of the feces, without any implication of cause, circumstances, or the origin or nature of fecal material consumed. Syn: reingestion,… …   Wiktionary

  • coprophagia — The eating of excrement. SYN: coprophagy, scatophagy. * * * cop·ro·pha·gia .käp rə fā j(ē )ə n COPROPHAGY * * * cop·ro·pha·gia (kop″ro faґjə) [copro + phagia] ingestion of feces; called also coprophagy. coprophagic, coprophagous adj …   Medical dictionary

  • σκατοφαγία — η, Ν ιατρ. το να τρώει κανείς περιττώματα, κοπροφαγία. [ΕΤΥΜΟΛ. Αντιδάνεια λ., πρβλ. αγγλ. scatophagy (< σκατό + φαγία < φάγος)] …   Dictionary of Greek

  • feeding — noun 1. the act of consuming food (Freq. 9) • Syn: ↑eating • Derivationally related forms: ↑feed, ↑eat (for: ↑eating) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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