flesh-eating


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Related to flesh-eating: necrotizing fasciitis
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.flesh-eating - (of animals) carnivorousflesh-eating - (of animals) carnivorous    
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
carnivorous - (used of plants as well as animals) feeding on animals; "carnivorous plants are capable of trapping and digesting small animals especially insects"
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flesh-eating

[ˈfleʃiːtɪŋ] ADJcarnívoro
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Now, it is very clear to me that in so long a period one would have expected that the carnivorous creatures, multiplying unchecked, would have exhausted their food supply and have been compelled to either modify their flesh-eating habits or die of hunger.
It seems not worth his while to be solemn and denounce with bitterness flesh-eating or wine-drinking, the use of tobacco, or opium, or tea, or silk, or gold.
​Harrowing headlines in the international media of the so-called flesh-eating bacteria strike fear in millions, especially when it attacks healthy, vibrant people like Aimee Copeland, who lost both hands, her left leg and right foot after she contracted the disease from a fall from a zip line.
to offer NeutroPhase and relevant medical guidance at no charge to patients who suffer from flesh-eating disease in the region in order to enable doctors to save life of patients as quick as possible and to curb the deterioration of the situation to avoid the need for amputation.
A flesh-eating bacteria that killed three people and caused the hospitalisation of 13 off the coast of Florida in late July, has caused doctors to raise the alarm here as well.
News reports about the "mysterious flesh-eating disease" should not be dismissed as a mere hoax but should be seen as a call to the government to look into the dangers and weaknesses of the current public health system in the country, a lawmaker said.
Washington, May 18 ( ANI ): A woman, who lost her hands, one leg and her other foot to a flesh-eating bacteria after an accident last year, has been fitted with bionic hands.
A GRANDFATHER died of a rare flesh-eating bug - four days after complaining of leg pains.
The 19-year-old Sudanese teenager has been struck by a severe strain of flesh-eating bacteria and has lost his left leg.
While the overall numbers are low, there are concerns about Group A Streptococcal disease (GAS), which can develop into the so-called "flesh-eating" bug.
Blood tests taken from the woman indicate she was infected by Type A Streptococcus bacteria, known as the flesh-eating bacteria.
He summons them to help him deal with his latest fear--his conviction that the new neighbours' young daughter, Molly, is a Flesh-eating Alien Space Zombie from Beyond Terror.