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sanguivorous

 [sang-gwiv´ah-rus]
blood-eating; said of female mosquitoes that prefer blood to other nutrients.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

san·guiv·or·ous

(sang-gwiv'ŏr-ŭs),
Bloodsucking, as applied to certain bats, leeches, insects, etc.
[sangui- + L. voro, to devour]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

san·guiv·or·ous

(sang-gwiv'ŏr-ŭs)
Bloodsucking, as applied to certain bats, leeches, and insects.
[sangui- + L. voro, to devour]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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We studied 54 bats representing the 5 Phyllostomidae subfamilies: Sturnira lilium, frugivorous (Stenodermatinae); Phyllostomus hastatus, omnivorous (Phyllostominae); Carollia perspicillata, frugivorous, but also insectivorous (Carolliinae); Glossophaga soricina, nectar-polinivorous, but also consuming insects and fruits (Glossophaginae); and Desmodus rotundus, sanguivorous (Desmodontinae).