n.1.(Zool.) An edentate animal of tropical America (the Tamanoir), living on ants. It belongs to the genus Myrmecophaga.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
As for Khiva himself, we buried what remained of him in an ant-bear hole, together with an assegai to protect himself with on his journey to a better world.
Now they ran to the spot and saw a little hole in the rock, scarcely bigger than an ant-bear's burrow, and through the hole came sounds and some light.
aeruginosa (18 from pathological clinical samples: 10 canine otitis, 3 ant-bear fecal swabs, 2 diarrhoeic suckling-pig faeces, 2 rabbit abscess, 1 ovine purulent exudate and 12 from non-chlorinated water) were studied for their susceptibility to antibiotics such as polimyxin (300 U), colistin (10 [micro]g), piperacillin (100 [micro]g), gentamicin (10 [micro]g) and ciprofloxacin (5 [micro]g) using antibiotic-diffusion in agar Mueller-Hinton by Kirby-Bauer antibiogram (11).