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in·sec·ti·vore

 (ĭn-sĕk′tə-vôr′)
n.
1. Any of various small, principally nocturnal mammals that characteristically feed chiefly on insects and other small invertebrates, and including the shrews, moles, and hedgehogs.
2. An insectivorous organism.

[New Latin Īnsectivora, order name : Latin īnsectum, insect; see insect + Latin -vora, neuter pl. of -vorus, -vorous.]

insectivore

(ɪnˈsɛktɪˌvɔː)
n
1. (Animals) any placental mammal of the order Insectivora, being typically small, with simple teeth, and feeding on invertebrates. The group includes shrews, moles, and hedgehogs
2. (Biology) any animal or plant that derives nourishment from insects

in•sec•ti•vore

(ɪnˈsɛk təˌvɔr, -ˌvoʊr)

n.
1. an insectivorous animal or plant.
2. any mammal of the order Insectivora, including moles, shrews, and hedgehogs.
[1860–65]

in·sec·ti·vore

(ĭn-sĕk′tə-vôr′)
1. An animal or plant that feeds mainly on insects.
2. Any of an order of mammals that are small, eat insects and other invertebrate animals, and are usually active at night. The moles, shrews, and hedgehogs are examples of insectivores.

insectivorous adjective
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.insectivore - small insect-eating mainly nocturnal terrestrial or fossorial mammalsinsectivore - small insect-eating mainly nocturnal terrestrial or fossorial mammals
eutherian, eutherian mammal, placental, placental mammal - mammals having a placenta; all mammals except monotremes and marsupials
Insectivora, order Insectivora - shrews; moles; hedgehogs; tenrecs
mole - small velvety-furred burrowing mammal having small eyes and fossorial forefeet
shrewmouse, shrew - small mouselike mammal with a long snout; related to moles
Erinaceus europaeus, Erinaceus europeaeus, hedgehog - small nocturnal Old World mammal covered with both hair and protective spines
tendrac, tenrec - small often spiny insectivorous mammal of Madagascar; resembles a hedgehog
otter shrew, potamogale, Potamogale velox - amphibious African insectivorous mammal that resembles an otter
2.insectivore - any organism that feeds mainly on insects
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
Translations

insectivore

[ɪnˈsɛktɪˌvɔːʳ] ninsettivoro
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Almost exclusively insectivores, barn swallows are dynamic aerial feeders.
The following insectivores are likely declining: the moonrat and masked palm civet found in Malaysia (Pasoh Forest Reserve), the banded mongoose, four-toed elephant shrew and checkered elephant shrew found in Tanzania (Udzungwa), the northern tamandua found in Costa Rica (Volcan Barva) and large tree shrew found in Indonesia (Bukit Barisan).
The remaining 117 mice and insectivores were negative for BDV RNA, including 6/8 BDV-seropositive animals (Table).
The pyramid is a simple three-tiered structure with the fish community comprised of insectivores and top carnivores.
2005), planktivores (reviewed by Zaret, 1980) and drift-feeding insectivores (Bannon and Ringler, 1986; Rincon and Lobon-Cervia, 1999).
Indeed, the net charge of the myoglobin molecule in aquatic rodents was twice as high compared to their strictly terrestrial relatives, and the trend was also verified for some semi-aquatic species of insectivores.
The sand and ditrus is known to add bulk to the digestive load of insectivores and reduce the caloric proportions of their digestive content (Cohan, 1984).
As insectivores, moles may create unsightly mounded ridges in your lawn, but they have no interest in your plants and actually help aerate your soil.