- the order comprising the insectivores.
Origin of Insectivora
1830–40; < New Latin, neuter plural of insectivorus insectivorous
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Examples from the Web for insectivora
In Insectivora the characters of the auditory ossicles are very diverse.
The hyoid in most respects resembles that of the Insectivora.
In the Insectivora a third trochanter is sometimes developed.
The carpus is stated to be strikingly like that of the Insectivora.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia
Frank Evers Beddard
The bones of the digits are more or less flat and rounded at the tips (differing in this respect from the Insectivora).A Hand-book to the Primates, Volume 1 (of 2)
Henry O. Forbes