sanguivorous

[ sang-gwiv-er-uhs ]
/ sæŋˈgwɪv ər əs /

adjective

feeding on blood, as a bat or insect.

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Origin of sanguivorous

First recorded in 1835–45; sangui- + -vorous
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sanguivorous
[ săng-gwĭvər-əs ]

adj.

Feeding on blood, as certain bats, leeches, and insects.
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