carnivorous


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car·niv·o·rous

(kar-niv'ŏ-rŭs),
Flesh-eating; subsisting on animals as food.
Synonym(s): zoophagous

carnivorous

(kär-nĭv′ər-əs)
adj.
1. Of or relating to carnivores.
2. Flesh-eating or predatory: a carnivorous bird.
3. Characterized by destructive or predatory behavior or instincts: "a city becoming increasingly carnivorous as it becomes decreasingly serious about governance" (George F. Will).
4. Botany Capable of trapping insects or other small organisms and absorbing nutrients from them.

car·niv′o·rous·ly adv.
car·niv′o·rous·ness n.

car·niv·o·rous

(kahr-niv'ŏr-ŭs)
Flesh-eating; having a diet composed largely of animal food.
Compare: herbivorous
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