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ant·eat·er

 (ănt′ē′tər)
n.
1. Any of several Central and South American mammals of the suborder Vermilingua that lack teeth and feed on ants and termites, especially the giant anteater.
2. Any of several other animals, including the echidna, aardvark, and pangolin, that feed on ants.

anteater

(ˈæntˌiːtə)
n
1. (Animals) any toothless edentate mammal of the family Myrmecophagidae of Central and South America, esp Myrmecophaga tridactyla (or jubata) (giant anteater), having a long tubular snout used for eating termites. See also tamandua
2. (Animals) scaly anteater another name for pangolin
3. (Animals) spiny anteater another name for echidna
4. (Animals) banded anteater another name for numbat

ant•eat•er

(ˈæntˌi tər)

n.
1. any of several tropical New World edentate mammals of the family Myrmecophagidae, having a long snout, a sticky extensile tongue, and strong claws, and feeding on ants and termites.
2. any of various other, unrelated mammals having similar adaptations for feeding on ants and termites, as the aardvark, echidna, numbat, and pangolin.
[1755–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anteater - toothless mammal of southern Africa and Asia having a body covered with horny scales and a long snout for feeding on ants and termitesanteater - toothless mammal of southern Africa and Asia having a body covered with horny scales and a long snout for feeding on ants and termites
eutherian, eutherian mammal, placental, placental mammal - mammals having a placenta; all mammals except monotremes and marsupials
genus Manis, Manis - type genus of the Manidae
2.anteater - any of several tropical American mammals of the family Myrmecophagidae which lack teeth and feed on ants and termites
edentate - primitive terrestrial mammal with few if any teeth; of tropical Central America and South America
ant bear, giant anteater, great anteater, Myrmecophaga jubata, tamanoir - large shaggy-haired toothless anteater with long tongue and powerful claws; of South America
Cyclopes didactylus, silky anteater, two-toed anteater - squirrel-sized South American toothless anteater with long silky golden fur
lesser anteater, tamandu, tamandua, Tamandua tetradactyla - small toothless anteater with prehensile tail and four-clawed forelimbs; of tropical South America and Central America
3.anteater - nocturnal burrowing mammal of the grasslands of Africa that feeds on termitesanteater - nocturnal burrowing mammal of the grasslands of Africa that feeds on termites; sole extant representative of the order Tubulidentata
eutherian, eutherian mammal, placental, placental mammal - mammals having a placenta; all mammals except monotremes and marsupials
genus Orycteropus, Orycteropus - coextensive with the family Orycteropodidae
4.anteater - small Australian marsupial having long snout and strong claws for feeding on termitesanteater - small Australian marsupial having long snout and strong claws for feeding on termites; nearly extinct
dasyurid, dasyurid marsupial - small carnivorous nocturnal marsupials of Australia and Tasmania
genus Myrmecobius, Myrmecobius - banded anteater
5.anteater - a burrowing monotreme mammal covered with spines and having a long snout and claws for hunting ants and termitesanteater - a burrowing monotreme mammal covered with spines and having a long snout and claws for hunting ants and termites; native to New Guinea
egg-laying mammal, monotreme - the most primitive mammals comprising the only extant members of the subclass Prototheria
genus Zaglossus, Zaglossus - a genus of Tachyglossidae
6.anteater - a burrowing monotreme mammal covered with spines and having a long snout and claws for hunting ants and termitesanteater - a burrowing monotreme mammal covered with spines and having a long snout and claws for hunting ants and termites; native to Australia
egg-laying mammal, monotreme - the most primitive mammals comprising the only extant members of the subclass Prototheria
genus Tachyglossus, Tachyglossus - type genus of the family Tachyglossidae

anteater

Anteaters and other edentates

aardvark, anteater, armadillo, echidna or spiny anteater, numbat or banded anteater, pangolin or scaly anteater, sloth or ai, tamandu, tamandua, or lesser anteater
Translations
mravenečník
myresluger
sipelgaõgija
muurahaiskarhu
mravojed
hangyász
mrówkojad
furnicar
kihararaloma
karıncayiyen
мурахоїд

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[ˈæntˌiːtəʳ] N (Zool) → oso m hormiguero

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[ˈæntiːtər] nfourmilier m, tamanoir m

anteater

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References in periodicals archive ?
Taxon Orden Familia Especie MAMIFEROS DIDELPHIMORPHIA Didelphidae Didelphys marsupialis CINGULATA Dasypodidae Dasypus novemcinctus VERMILINGUA Myrmecophagidae Tamandua mexicana CARNIVORA Canidae Cerdocyon thous RODENTIA Sciuridae Sciurus granatensis Muridae Mus musculus LAGOMORPHA Leporidae Sylvilagus brasilensis Total 6 7 7 Taxon Orden N.
A ordem Xenarthra e composta por 3 subordens: Vermilingua, Pilosa e Cingulata.
Suborder Vermilingua is edentulous) (Wolsan, 1984) but this particular dental anomaly has not been observed in either of the two extant sloth genera until now.