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Synonyms for necrophagy

feeding on corpses or carrion


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However, other important aspects should be pointed out, namely, the "connection" between the dead and the living, the belief that the dead were eagerly waiting to return to the world of the living--a thing that implied the existence of a new "body"--and the appearance of certain deviant acts such as necrophagy, necrosadism, necrophilia.
macellaria include necrophagy and ingestion of body exudates and urban food residues (Laake et al.
Other dietary sources of protein include dead protozoans obtained from proctodeal feeding, cannibalism and necrophagy, and coprophagy (Noirot and Noirot-Timothee 1969; Collins 1983; Hunt and Nalepa 1994; Nation 2002; Arquette et al.
The great abundance of females in each environment can be explained by the need of appropriate substrata for laying larvae, being necrophagy the most abundant habit, while onion did not have a significant importance as bait.
Termites ingest chitin from various sources, including fungi in decayed wood, and other termites via cannibalism and necrophagy (Moore 1969).
Of course, the propensity for carnivory varies with phylogeny and ontogeny, and some grasshopper stages and species exhibit little or no carnivory/ necrophagy (Lavigne & Pfadt 1964, Lockwood 1989).