geophagous


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geophagous

[jē′äf·ə·gəs]
(zoology)
Feeding on soil, as certain worms.
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It could easily have been learnt from the geophagous behaviour of a wide range of animals and might in fact have had its origins among the earliest pre-human primates.
03:45 CRATERING OF ROADSIDE SOILS BY GEOPHAGOUS ACTIVITY OF WHITE-TAILED DEER, SALT FORK STATE PARK, GUERNSEY COUNTY, OHIO.
Topoliantz S, Ponge JF (2003a) Burrowing activity of the geophagous earthworm Pontoscolex corethrurus (Oligochaeta: Glossoscolecidae) in the presence of charcoal.