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COPROPHAGY [1 record]

Record 1 2015-05-28

English

Subject field(s)
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Human Behaviour
  • Mental Disorders
DEF

... the consumption of feces.

CONT

Coprophagy refers to many kinds of feces eating, including eating feces of other species (heterospecifics), of other individuals (allocoprophagy), or its own (autocoprophagy) – those once deposited or taken directly from the anus.

OBS

In humans, coprophagia has been observed in individuals with mental illness.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Comportement animal
  • Comportement humain
  • Troubles mentaux
DEF

Consommation d'excréments.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Comportamiento animal
  • Comportamiento humano
  • Trastornos mentales
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