• Definition for "necrophore"
    • any one of numerous beetles that bury the…
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necrophore definition

  • noun:
    • any one of numerous beetles that bury the carcasses of small vertebrates (like birds and rats) as a food origin for larvae.
    • Any one of various types of beetles of the genus Necrophorus and allied genera; -- called also burying beetle, carrion beetle, sexton beetle.
    • A beetle associated with the genus Necrophorus.
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