Insectivora

The order Insectivora (from Latin insectum `insect` and vorare `to eat`) is a now-abandoned biological grouping within the class of mammals. Some species have now been moved out, leaving the remaining ones in the order Eulipotyphla, within the larger clade Laurasiatheria, which makes up one of the most basic clades of placental mammals. ==Hist...
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Insectivora

[n] - shrews
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Insectivora

• (n. pl.) A division of the Cheiroptera, including the common or insect-eating bats. • (n. pl.) An order of mammals which feed principally upon insects.
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insectivora

<zoology> ... 1. An order of mammals which feed principally upon insects. ... They are mostly of small size, and their molar teeth have sharp cusps. most of the species burrow in the earth, and many of those of cold climates hibernate in winter. The order includes the moles, shrews, hedgehogs, tanrecs, and allied animals, also the colugo. ......
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Insectivora

order Insectivora noun shrews; moles; hedgehogs; tenrecs
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Insectivora

In`sec·tiv'o·ra noun plural [ New Latin , from Latin insectum an insect + vorare to devour.] (Zoology) 1. An order of mammals which feed principally upon insects. » They are mostly of small size, and their molar teeth have sharp cusps. Most of the species bur...
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Insectivora

Insectivora An order of small, terrestrial mammals, including the moles and shrews, which feed primarily on insects and other invertebrates. They are mostly of small size, and their molar teeth have sharp cusps. Most of the species burrow in the earth, and many of those of cold climates hibernate in winter. The order includes the moles, shrews, h...
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Insectivora

Insectivora is an order mammals living to a great extent on insects. They are plantigrade, and have a well-developed clavicle, a discoidal placenta, incisor teeth larger than the canine, and molar teeth set with sharp conical cusps. They are usually of small size, and many of them live underground, hibernating for some months. They are found throug...
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Insectivora

Type: Term Pronunciation: in′sek-tiv′ō-ră Definitions: 1. An order of small, plantigrade, placental mammals that are extremely active and often highly predaceous; they feed mostly on insects and small rodents, although the jes or potomogale of Africa feeds on fish. Eight living families include the solenodons of Cuba and Haiti...
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