Insectivorae

In·​sec·​tiv·​o·​rae | \ -ˌrē \
variants: or less commonly insectivora \ -​rə \

Definition of Insectivorae

taxonomic synonym of microchiroptera

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History and Etymology for Insectivorae

New Latin, from insecti- + -vorae (from Latin, feminine plural of -vorus -vorous) or -vora

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“Insectivorae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Insectivorae. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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