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Insectivora

[in-sek-tiv-er-uh]
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noun
  1. the order comprising the insectivores.
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Origin of Insectivora

1830–40; < New Latin, neuter plural of insectivorus insectivorous
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  • In Insectivora the characters of the auditory ossicles are very diverse.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton

    Sidney H. Reynolds

  • The hyoid in most respects resembles that of the Insectivora.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton

    Sidney H. Reynolds

  • In the Insectivora a third trochanter is sometimes developed.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton

    Sidney H. Reynolds

  • The carpus is stated to be strikingly like that of the Insectivora.

  • The bones of the digits are more or less flat and rounded at the tips (differing in this respect from the Insectivora).