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Meaning of INSECTIVOROUS

Pronunciation:  `insek'tivurus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  (of animals and plants) feeding on insects
 

INSECTIVOROUS is a 13 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: apivorous, myrmecophagous
 
 Antonyms: carnivorous, herbivorous, omnivorous
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In`sec*tiv"o*rous\, a. [See {Insectivora}.]
Feeding or subsisting on insects; carnivorous. The term is
applied:
(a) to plants which have some special adaptation for catching
    and digesting insects, as the sundew, Venus's flytrap,
    Sarracenia, etc.
(b) to the Insectivora, and to many bats, birds, and
    reptiles.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Describes an animal or plant that eats insects.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: cannibal, cannibalistic, carnivorous, commensal, dietetic, dining, eating, feeding, flesh-eating, fruitarian, gastronomic, gluttonous, grain-eating, graminivorous, granivorous, grass-eating, herbivorous, insect-eating, lactovegetarian, man-eating, meat-eating, mensal, nourishing, nutritious, omnivorous, omophagous, pantophagous, phytivorous, phytophagous, plant-eating, postprandial, prandial, predacious, preprandial, vegetable-eating, vegetarian
 

 

 

 

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