Insectivora definition

  • proper-noun:
    • A taxonomic order in the superorder Laurasiatheria — the hedgehogs, shrews, moles, solenodons etc..
  • noun-plural:
    • An order of animals which supply principally upon pests.
    • A division of Chiroptera, such as the typical or insect-eating bats.
  • others:
    • In mammalogy: An order of placental quadrupeds, comprising small mammals of the most extremely diverse forms, aspects, and habits, terrestrial and fossorial, arboreal, or natatorial, and mainly insectivorous, however in one team traveling and frugivorous.
    • In entomology, a small grouping of insectivorous hymenopterous bugs.
  • noun:
    • shrews; moles; hedgehogs; tenrecs

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