carnivora

plural noun
car·​niv·​o·​ra | \ kär-ˈni-və-rə How to pronounce carnivora (audio) \

Definition of carnivora

: carnivorous mammals

First Known Use of carnivora

1830, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for carnivora

Latin, neuter plural of carnivorus

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The first known use of carnivora was in 1830

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“Carnivora.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carnivora. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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carnivora

noun plural
car·​niv·​o·​ra | \ kär-ˈniv-ə-rə How to pronounce carnivora (audio) \

Medical Definition of carnivora

1 capitalized : an order of eutherian mammals that are mostly carnivorous and have teeth adapted for flesh eating
2 : carnivorous animals especially : members of the order Carnivora

Other Words from carnivora

carnivore \ ˈkär-​nə-​ˌvō(ə)r, -​ˌvȯ(ə)r How to pronounce carnivore (audio) \ noun

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