Definition of insectivorous in English:


Line breaks: in¦sect|iv¦or|ous
Pronunciation: /ˌɪnsɛkˈtɪv(ə)rəs


  • 1(Of an animal) feeding on insects, worms, and other invertebrates.
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    • Herbivorous, granivorous and insectivorous birds have a highly specialized, muscular gizzard with an inner lining of hard cuticle.
    • Thomisids are among the favourite prey of insectivorous birds and other invertebrates.
    • Contrary to popular belief, bats are not helpless on the ground or in the water, and some insectivorous species feed on ground-dwelling insects as much or more than they feed on insects captured in flight.
  • 1.1(Of a plant such as the sundew) able to capture and digest insects.
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    • There, while hunting for the rare bog orchid, he stumbled on the minuscule, insectivorous sundew plant, Drosera rotundifolia.
    • The Venus flytrap is a must for boys who enjoy watching the insectivorous plant capture its prey - usually a housefly - before devouring it over several days.
    • It's as if memory functions like some swift and rapacious insectivorous plant.

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