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in·sec·tiv·o·rous

(in'sek-tiv'ŏ-rŭs),
Insect-eating.
[insect + L. voro, to devour]

insectivorous

(ĭn′sĕk-tĭv′ər-əs)
adj.
Feeding on insects and other small invertebrates.

insectivorous

eating insects to the extent that they are significant as a contributor to the patient's diet.
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