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An order of chiefly flesh-eating mammals that includes the cats, dogs, bears, civets, minks, and hyenas, as well as the raccoon and panda; some species are omnivorous or herbivorous.
[L. carnivorus, fr. caro (carn-), flesh, + voro, to devour]
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Fringe oncology
An extract of the Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) patented by a German physician, Helmut Keller, which he believed to be effective against cancer.
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an order of EUTHERIAN mammals containing bears, weasels, wolves, cats and seals, most of which have small, sharp incisors, large pointed canine teeth (for piercing flesh), and CARNASSIAL TEETH.
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Su Samuru (Lutra lutra L., 1758)'nun Bazi Biyolojik Ozellikleri (Mammalia: Carnivora).
Observaciones conductuales y ecologicas sobre Lutra felina (Molina, 1782) (Carnivora, Mustelidae) en la zona central y centro-norte de Chile.
Occurrence of leucism in Eira barbara (Carnivora, Mustelidae) in Brazil.
Colonization history of the sable Martes zibellina (Mammalia, Carnivora) on the marginal peninsula and islands of northeastern Eurasia.
Interestingly, despite these dental modifications, not all of the present-day species that are found in Carnivora are strict carnivores.
Impact of jaguar Panthera onca (Carnivora: Felidae) predation on marine turtle populations in Tortuguero, Caribbean coast of Costa Rica.
(2004) Estimativa do tamanho de duas especies de cilideos (Osteichthyes, Perciformes) predados por Lontra longicaudis (Olfers) (Carnivora, Mustelidae), atraves de analise das escamas.