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necrophagous

[ne′kräf·ə·gəs]
(zoology)
Feeding on dead bodies.
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In this paper, we report necrophagy on a coyote carcass by the grasshopper T.
In addition, baits have also been reported to possess secondary poisoning effect through necrophagy and coprophagy (8).
Cell Death Pathways: Apoptosis, Necrophagy, and Necrosis.
1993) and the analysis of digestive enzymes (Ravellec & Van Wormhoudt 1997) suggested a low potential for necrophagy.
(12) In addition to the chaotic nature of space and time in Ryhope, the gravitation towards grime, sweat, smells, animal filth (for example, in the representation of the primal boar-spirit, the Urscumug, whose "stench of animal sweat and dung was overwhelming" [Mythago Wood 166], or of the process of becoming "bosky" in the woods and indulging in a "miasma" of fetors and odors [The Hollowing 243-51]), necromancy, cannibalism, necrophagy (and the essentially abject practice of bringing up the devoured human carcass in Lavondyss [434]), violent death, and inexplicable phenomena are as evident and frequent in the woods as the faint but menacing occurrence of mythagos; providing a double sense of wonder and abject horror.