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creophagous

Line breaks: cre|opha|gous
Pronunciation: /krɪˈɒfəɡəs
 
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(also kreophagous)

Definition of creophagous in English:

adjective

rare
Flesh-eating or carnivorous: crocodiles are creophagous animals
More example sentences
  • Peregrines are indigenous birds, and unfortunately they are creophagous.
  • We found hundreds of wild donkeys and other creophagous animals such as foxes and lynx.
  • It is known that insects both of a creophagous and saprophagous nature, gradually diminish in relative numbers from the poles to the equator.

Origin

late 19th century: from Greek kreophagus, from kreas 'flesh' + -phagos (see -phagous).

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