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Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
thumb|A robber fly eating a hoverfly An insectivore is a carnivorous plant or animal that eats insects . An alternative term is entomophage , which also refers to the human practice of eating insects . The first insectivorous vertebrates were amphibians ...

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Insectivore \In*sec"ti*vore\, n.; pl. Insectivores (-v[=o]rz). [F.] (Zo["o]l.) One of the Insectivora.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noun EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS ▪ A great diversification of herbivorous and carnivorous forms developed from the insectivores. ▪ Again, the insectivores in closely related groups can coexist, whereas this is rare in the frugivores. ▪ In addition to these spiny ...

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. small insect-eating mainly nocturnal terrestrial or fossorial mammals any organism that feeds mainly on insects

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1863, from French insectivore (1817), from Latin insectivorus , from comb. form of insectum (see insect ) + vorare "devour, swallow" (see voracity ).

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 1 insect-eating animal or plant. 2 (context dated English) mammal of the now abandoned order Insectivora.

Usage examples of insectivore.

Here, pangolins from Asia, carnivores from North America, hoofed creatures from Africa, European insectivores like ancestral hedgehogs, and even anteaters from South America mingled and competed.

And in the other direction came rodents and insectivores, cats, rhinos, mouse deer, pigs, and primitive types of giraffe and antelope.

A warm-blooded, fur-covered Sordes -and a fish eater, not an insectivore, but it's definitely a Sordes, there's no mistaking that!

There is an animal called a flying lemur, which has developed such a membrane, but it is an insectivore and not a primate.

But now they faced competition from other insectivores, the ancestors of hedgehogs and shrews—and from their own descendant forms like the notharctus.

The largest, like the giants, were leaf eaters, the midsized—those the size of Capo—took fruit, but the smallest, weighing under a kilogram or so, were insectivores, like their remote ancestors.

The living examples of the insectivores are small and rather unremarkable creatures such as the shrews, moles, and hedgehogs, and the earliest primates could not have been much different from these.

Their brains are somewhat more advanced than those of ordinary insectivores and they possess various anatomical characteristics which to a zoologist spell "early primate" rather than "late insec-tivore.

Vaguely he fathomed ancestry: one of the lines of tiny tree-dwelling insectivores expanded their scope to feed as well on nuts and carrion, quivering as the tread of giant reps shook the ground.

They were not insectivores, and even the flying ones were adapted to prey on fish, not flies.

His world had many bat species, not least the insectivores, like tiny winged mice.