Definition of Insectivora in English:

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Insectivora

Pronunciation: /ˌinsekˈtivərə/
Zoology
An order of mammals that comprises the shrews, moles, hedgehogs, tenrecs, moonrats, and solenodons. They are distinguished by mainly terrestrial habits and an insectivorous diet.
Example sentences
  • Among the Insectivora, many of the talpid moles (order Insectivora, family Talpidae) of Eurasia and North America are fossorial.
  • Once considered a divergent family of the order Insectivora, elephant shrews are now placed in their own order, the Macroscelidea.
  • Members of one order, the Insectivora, feed almost entirely on invertebrates, especially insects.

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Syllabification: In·sec·tiv·o·ra

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