myrmecophagous


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myrmecophagous

(ˌmɜːmɪˈkɒfəɡəs)
adj
1. (Zoology) (of jaws) specialized for feeding on ants
2. (Zoology) feeding on ants
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Adj.1.myrmecophagous - feeding on ants; "myrmecophagous squirrel"
insectivorous - (of animals and plants) feeding on insects
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