\\kəˈpräfələs\ adjective
Etymology: copr- + -philous
1. : growing or living on dung

coprophilous fungi

coprophilous beetles

2. : fond of pornography

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/keuh prof"euh leuhs/, adj.
living or growing on dung, as certain fungi.
[1900-05; COPRO- + -PHILOUS]

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coprophˈilous adjective
1. Abnormally interested in faeces or dung
2. (of plants, etc) growing on or in dung
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Main Entry:copro-

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coˈprophilous, a.
see copro-.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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