Myr·​me·​coph·​a·​ga | \ ˌmərməˈkäfə̇gə \

Definition of Myrmecophaga

: a genus (the type of a family Myrmecophagidae) of edentate mammals comprising the South American ant bear

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Other Words from Myrmecophaga

myrmecophagid \ -​fəjə̇d \ noun or adjective
myrmecophagine \ -​fəˌjīn , -​jə̇n \ noun or adjective
myrmecophagoid \ -​fəˌgȯid \ noun or adjective

History and Etymology for Myrmecophaga

New Latin, from myrmec- + -phaga

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“Myrmecophaga.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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