Insectivora

noun plural
In·​sec·​tiv·​o·​ra | \ ˌin-ˌsek-ˈtiv-ə-rə How to pronounce Insectivora (audio) \

Medical Definition of Insectivora

: 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Insectivora. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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