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Carnivora

[ kahr-niv-er-uh ]
/ kɑrˈnɪv ər ə /
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noun
the order of placental mammals comprising the carnivorans and noted for much diversity in habitats, sizes of species, and diets: divided into two suborders, Caniformia (dogs and doglike species) and Feliformia (cats and catlike species).
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Origin of Carnivora

First recorded in 1820–30; from New Latin, Latin carnivora (animālia) “meat-eating (animals),” neuter plural of carnivorus carnivorous
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