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insectivore

noun in·sec·ti·vore \in-ˈsek-tə-ˌvr\

: an animal that eats insects

Full Definition of INSECTIVORE

1
:  any of an order (Insectivora) of small usually nocturnal mammals (as moles, shrews, and hedgehogs) that feed mainly on insects
2
:  an insectivorous plant or animal

Origin of INSECTIVORE

New Latin Insectivora, from Latin insectum + -vorus -vorous
First Known Use: 1840
Medical Dictionary

insectivore

noun in·sec·ti·vore \in-ˈsek-tə-ˌvō(ə)r, -ˌv(ə)r\

Medical Definition of INSECTIVORE

1
:  any mammal of the order Insectivora
2
:  an insectivorous plant or animal

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