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INSECTIVOROUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does insectivorous mean? 

INSECTIVOROUS (adjective)
  The adjective INSECTIVOROUS has 1 sense:

1. (of animals and plants) feeding on insects

  Familiarity information: INSECTIVOROUS used as an adjective is very rare.


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INSECTIVOROUS (adjective)


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Meaning:

(of animals and plants) feeding on insects

Similar:

apivorous (feeding on bees)

myrmecophagous (feeding on ants)

Domain category:

animal; animate being; beast; brute; creature; fauna (a living organism characterized by voluntary movement)

flora; plant; plant life (a living organism lacking the power of locomotion)

Antonym:

carnivorous ((used of plants as well as animals) feeding on animals)

herbivorous (feeding only on plants)

omnivorous (feeding on both plants and animals)


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