necrophagous

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necrophagous

[ne′kräf·ə·gəs]
(zoology)
Feeding on dead bodies.
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This observation suggests that the termite performed necrophagy on a dead nestmate that
Grooming and necrophagy in association with gut antifungal activity provides an environment that reduces the chances for the fungus to produce an epizootic into the termite nest.