necrophagous

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necrophagous

[ne′kräf·ə·gəs]
(zoology)
Feeding on dead bodies.
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cirratum probably does not suffer a high predation pressure by this large predatory shark at Fernando de Noronha archipelago, indicating that the necrophagy behavior reported here is an opportunistic event, with low energetic costs associated to it.
In this paper, we report necrophagy on a coyote carcass by the grasshopper T.
Cell Death Pathways: Apoptosis, Necrophagy, and Necrosis.
1993) and the analysis of digestive enzymes (Ravellec & Van Wormhoudt 1997) suggested a low potential for necrophagy.