a large, nocturnal, burrowing mammal, Orycteropus afer, of central and southern Africa, feeding on ants and termites and having a long, extensile tongue, strong claws, and long ears.
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- Also called ant bear .
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How to use aardvark in a sentence
This struggle has shaped every animal — from aardvarks to zebrafish — and likely all other life as well.Living mysteries: This critter has 38 times more DNA than you do | Douglas Fox | September 29, 2022 | Science News For Students
It turns out that aardvarks are more closely related to elephants while pangolins are more closely related to cats and dogs.Evolutionary Tree of Life: DNA Analysis Is Showing How We Got So Much Wrong | Matthew Wills | July 10, 2022 | Singularity Hub
After taking an online tutorial, you can catalog everything from the aardvarks to the zebras that you see.Stuck inside this winter? Try an at-home citizen science project | Erin Wayman | January 25, 2022 | Science News
Rafting likely explains how Afrotheria, the group containing elephants and aardvarks, got to Africa.One Incredible Ocean Crossing May Have Made Human Evolution Possible | Nicholas R. Longrich | May 2, 2021 | Singularity Hub
Ed Markey (D-MA) appeared with Arthur the aardvark, the star of the PBS show Arthur, to promote funding for public broadcasting.Muppets, Superheroes And The Politicians Who Love Them | Ben Jacobs | May 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
XG Ventures has invested in over 45 companies with fifteen exits, including such companies as Tapulous, Posterous, and aardvark.
The name ant-eater is also given to the pangolins and to the aardvark.
They got him in the hole like an aardvark, with a bush over the mouth, so you couldn't see it.Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland | Olive Schreiner
The girl turned like a frightened aardvark, still holding the cromorne in her hand.Of All Things | Robert C. Benchley
British Dictionary definitions for aardvark
a nocturnal mammal, Orycteropus afer, the sole member of its family (Orycteropodidae) and order (Tubulidentata). It inhabits the grasslands of Africa, has long ears and snout, and feeds on termites: Also called: ant bear
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