-vorous(redirected from -vora)
-vorous(word root) eating
Examples of words with the root -vorous: carnivorous
Eating; feeding on: vermivorous.
[From Latin -vorus, from vorāre, to swallow, devour.]
adj combining form
feeding on or devouring: carnivorous.
[from Latin -vorus; related to vorāre to swallow up, devour]
-vore n combining form
a combining form meaning “eating, gaining sustenance from” that specified by the initial element: carnivorous.
[< Latin -vorus, derivative of vorāre to eat ravenously; see -ous]