coprophagy


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coprophagy

[kə′präf·ə·jē]
(zoology)
Feeding on dung or excrement.
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6%) became entrained into food cords in 22 distinct events, leading to coprophagy as the individual consumed the feces-containing cords (Figs.
Coprophagy by the semi-habituated Chimpanzees of Semliki, Uganda.
Coprophagy is an important means of making a variety of nutrients synthesized by intestinal microflora available to animals.
Although coprophagy was not observed, if this practice occurred it could have increased time of retention.
In addition, baits have also been reported to possess secondary poisoning effect through necrophagy and coprophagy (8).
Coprophagy, or feeding on manure, is not new in animal nutrition.
This site features a short film in which two women engage in coprophagy and emetophilia, activities that are (I would venture) inherently repulsive to most people.
Atypical behaviors can include rapid ingestion of food (wolfing), food regurgitation followed by repeated consumption, pica, grass eating, begging, and coprophagy.
Homosexual rape, castration, incest, orgies, necrophilia, bestiality, coprophagy, and cannibalism represent, I can only assume, Mailer's opposition to what you call "hyperrationality and hypercivilization" and to what George Steiner calls the "interminable Sunday and suet of a bourgeois life form.
Coprophagy (kop-ro-fah-je) The eating of fecal material, either of the same species or of different species.
Coprophagy had also been observed for an unspecified length of time, and the owners were unsure if this behavior had preceded the ptyalism.
Through the practice of coprophagy, the chicken--and especially the rabbit--may ingest a portion of their fecal material and thereby pass the microbial products manufactured in the cecum through the small intestine.