a combining form meaning “eating, gaining sustenance from” that specified by the initial element: carnivorous.

Words nearby -vorous

Origin of -vorous

< Latin -vorus devouring; see -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for -vorous


adj combining form

feeding on or devouringcarnivorous

Derived forms of -vorous

-vore, n combining form

Word Origin for -vorous

from Latin -vorus; related to vorāre to swallow up, devour
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