carnivora


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Car·niv·o·ra

(kar-niv'ŏ-ră),
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]

carnivora

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.

Carnivora

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.

carnivora (kär·niˑ·v·r),

n a phytonutrient derived from the juice of the insectivorous plant, Venus Flytrap
(Dionaea muscipula). Has been used to treat chronic diseases, including cancer, multiple sclerosis, HIV, and herpes infections.
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2010) reportan para la Selva del Pacifico mexicano el uso de especies de aves y mamiferos de los ordenes Passeriformes (12), Columbidae (6), Carnivora (8), Rodentia (1), Lagomorpha (1) y Didelphimorphia (1).
2007): Carnivora (Mammalia) from Lemudong'o (late Miocene: Narok District, Kenya).
Los ordenes mas ricos son Chiroptera (66 especies), Rodentia (24), Carnivora (19) y Primates (15) (Figura 4).
Metaforas y realidad se confunden en esta historia en que el mar esta inundado de medusas fosforescentes, una bandada de peces voladores pasa a toda velocidad, una isla carnivora esta poblada de suricatas o el agitado oceano de pronto no es mas que una tranquila taza de leche.
The order Carnivora is divided into 16 families, 13 of which are terrestrial.
The order Carnivora (Mammalia) in Peru: State of Knowledge and research priorities for its conservation
2008, Anderson & Gutierrez 2009) increases the number to 383 species into 14 orders and 47 families with 25 endemic species in six orders: Didelphimorphia, Carnivora, Lagomorpha, Soricomorpha, Chiroptera, Artiodactyla and Rodentia (Linares 1998, Ochoa & Aguilera 2003, Wilson & Reeder 2005, Lew et al.
El problema surge cuando Seymour descubre que su planta es carnivora y no basta COR las gotas de sangre que el le da cuando se lastima.
Phylogeny of the large extinct South American Canids (Mammalia, Carnivora, Canidae) using a "total evidence" approach.