insectivore[in sek′tə vôr′]
- any of an order (Insectivora) of generally small, primitive mammals that are active mainly at night and that feed principally on insects, as moles, shrews, or hedgehogs
- any animal or plant that feeds on insects
Origin of insectivoreFrench ; from Modern Latin insectivorus: see insectivorous
- Any of various small, principally nocturnal mammals that characteristically feed chiefly on insects and other small invertebrates, and including the shrews, moles, and hedgehogs.
- An insectivorous organism.
Origin of insectivoreNew Latin Īnsectivora, order name : Latin īnsectum, insect; see insect + Latin -vora, neuter pl. of -vorus, -vorous.
From French insectivore