noun plural

In·​sec·​tiv·​o·​ra ˌin-ˌsek-ˈtiv-ə-rə How to pronounce Insectivora (audio)
: an order of mammals comprising the moles, shrews, hedgehogs, and certain related forms that are mostly small, insectivorous, terrestrial or fossorial, and nocturnal

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“Insectivora.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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