insectivorous


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in·sec·tiv·o·rous

 (ĭn′sĕk-tĭv′ər-əs)
adj.
1. Feeding on insects and other small invertebrates.
2. Botany Capable of trapping insects or other small organisms and absorbing nutrients from them.

insectivorous

(ˌɪnsɛkˈtɪvərəs)
adj
1. (Biology) feeding on or adapted for feeding on insects: insectivorous plants.
2. (Animals) of or relating to the order Insectivora

in•sec•tiv•o•rous

(ˌɪn sɛkˈtɪv ər əs)

adj.
feeding chiefly on insects.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.insectivorous - (of animals and plants) feeding on insects
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
carnivorous - (used of plants as well as animals) feeding on animals; "carnivorous plants are capable of trapping and digesting small animals especially insects"
herbivorous - feeding only on plants
omnivorous - feeding on both plants and animals
Translations
حَشَري، مُقْتات على الحَشَرات
hmyzožravý
insektædende
rovarevő
sem lifir á skordÿrum
hmyzožravý
böcek yiyen

insectivorous

[ˌɪnsekˈtɪvərəs] ADJinsectívoro

insectivorous

insectivorous

[ˌɪnsɛkˈtɪvərəs] adjinsettivoro/a

insect

(ˈinsekt) noun
any of many kinds of small six-legged creatures with wings and a body divided into sections. We were bothered by flies, wasps and other insects.
insecticide (inˈsektisaid) noun
a substance (usually in powder or liquid form) for killing insects.
ˌinsecˈtivorous (-ˈtivərəs) adjective
(of plants or animals) feeding (mainly) on insects.
ˈinsect repellent noun
a chemical preparation that repels insects.
References in classic literature ?
I will spare you the familiar examples of the sensitive mimosa, the several insectivorous flowers and those whose stamens bend down and shake their pollen upon the entering bee in order that he may fertilize their distant mates.
The effect on the insects must have been still greater, for six insectivorous birds were very common in the plantations, which were not to be seen on the heath; and the heath was frequented by two or three distinct insectivorous birds.
Hence, if certain insectivorous birds (whose numbers are probably regulated by hawks or beasts of prey) were to increase in Paraguay, the flies would decrease--then cattle and horses would become feral, and this would certainly greatly alter (as indeed I have observed in parts of South America) the vegetation: this again would largely affect the insects; and this, as we just have seen in Staffordshire, the insectivorous birds, and so onwards in ever-increasing circles of complexity.
This is the tidbit which tempts his insectivorous fate.
Like many flycatchers, it is insectivorous, and it uses high perches from which to forage and advertise its territory.
Despite all their teeth, newly-hatched caymans are not the ferocious meat gobblers portrayed but largely insectivorous.
Since insectivorous bats consume approximately one half their weight in food, a bat eats an average of 1/4 ounce of insects each night.
Since the discovery of HCV-like virus in dogs with respiratory disease and nonspecific gastrointestinal disorder in the United States in 2011, tentatively named canine hepacivirus (2), new hepaciviruses have been detected in insectivorous bats (3), Old World monkeys (4), wild rodents (5,6), and domestic horses (6-8).
Thus, Indigo Buntings are among the few species of birds with female-only or nearly female-only care that are insectivorous and breed at temperate latitudes.
Effects of ecosystem restoration treatments on cavity-nesting birds, their habitat, and their insectivorous prey in fire-maintained forests of Southeastern British Columbia.
The round-leaved sundew, an insectivorous plant, can be found on the wet, acidic soils around Eston Mire.
Species of bats that are not chiefly insectivorous probably use sonar primarily for navigation and communication, relying instead on excellent smell and vision to locate food.