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sanguivorous

[sang-gwiv-er-uh s]
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adjective
  1. feeding on blood, as a bat or insect.
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Origin of sanguivorous

First recorded in 1835–45; sangui- + -vorous
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Historical Examples

  • The members of this sub-order are mostly insectivorous though occasionally "frugivorous or sanguivorous" Bats.

    The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia

    Frank Evers Beddard


sanguivorous in Medicine

sanguivorous

(săng-gwĭvər-əs)
adj.
  1. Feeding on blood, as certain bats, leeches, and insects.
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