Definition of creophagous in English:

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creophagous

Pronunciation: /krēˈäfəɡəs/
(also kreophagous)

adjective

rare
Flesh-eating or carnivorous: crocodiles are creophagous animals
More example sentences
  • For the more creophagous of us, there is gulasz, gently stewed cubes of beef in a brown gravy.
  • It is known that insects both of a creophagous and saprophagous nature, gradually diminish in relative numbers from the poles to the equator.
  • We found hundreds of wild donkeys and other creophagous animals such as foxes and lynx.

Origin

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

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: cre·o·ph·a·gous

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