[ in-sek-tiv-er-uh ]
/ ˌɪn sɛkˈtɪv ər ə /
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the order comprising the insectivores.
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Origin of Insectivora
1830–40; <New Latin, neuter plural of insectivorusinsectivorous
Words nearby Insectivora
insectarium, insectary, insecticide, insectifuge, insectile, Insectivora, insectivore, insectivorous, insectivorous bat, insectology, insect wax
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How to use Insectivora in a sentence
The Insectivora include several interesting examples of animals which are capable of a certain motion through the air.Dragons of the Air|H. G. Seeley
This suborder includes all the ordinary Insectivora, such as moles, shrews and hedgehogs.
In the Insectivorous forms the molar teeth are cusped, and resemble those of Insectivora.
The Insectivora are diphyodont and heterodont, having well-developed rooted teeth.
In Insectivora from three to five are united, while in many Chiroptera all the sacral and caudal vertebrae have coalesced.