[sang-gwiv-er-uh s]

Origin of sanguivorous

First recorded in 1835–45; sangui- + -vorous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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sanguivorous in Medicine


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