vor-, vora-, -vore, -vorous, -vores, -vora, -vory

(Latin: eat, eating; consume, consuming; ingest, ingesting; devour, devouring; feeding on)

granivore
granivorous
Eating and subsisting on seeds.
granivory (adjective)
herbicarnivore
herbicarnivorous
Living on or eating both vegetables and animal-meat as sources of food.
herbicarnivory (adjective)
Herbivora
A general name for animals, especially mammals, that feed on herbage or plants.
herbivore
Herbivores
All organisms, including animals, which feed only, or mainly, on plant materials.
herbivorous (adjective), more herbivorous, most herbivorous
A reference to animals which feed exclusively or mainly on vegetation: Sheep, cows, deer, and certain insects are some examples of herbivorous creatures, either eating grass, herbs, or the leaves of plants.
Descriptive of plant-eating creatures.
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herbivory (adjective)
hominivorous
Devouring or eating human beings.
hominivorus (adjective), more hominivorus, most hominivorus
Descriptive of the consumption, feeding upon, or devouring of human beings.
Insectivora
An order of small, terrestrial mammals, including the moles and shrews, which feed primarily on insects and other invertebrates.

They are mostly of small size, and their molar teeth have sharp cusps. Most of the species burrow in the earth, and many of those of cold climates hibernate in winter.

The order includes the moles, shrews, hedgehogs, tanrecs (small insectivore, native of Madagascar), and allied animals, also the colugo (arboreal nocturnal mammal of southeast Asia and the Philippines).

insectivore
1. Any of various small, principally nocturnal mammals of the order Insectivora, characteristically feeding chiefly on insects and including the shrews, moles, and hedgehogs.
2. An organism that feeds mainly on insects.

Although individually small, insects exist in enormous numbers and make up a very large part of the animal biomass in almost all non-marine environments.

In Queensland, Australia, pastures; for example, it is normal to have a greater total weight of Scarabaeidae larvae under the surface of the ground than of the beef cattle grazing above it.

A great many creatures depend on insects as their primary diet, and many that do not (and are thus not technically insectivores) nevertheless use insects as a protein supplement, particularly when they are breeding.

Related "eat, eating" word units: brycho-; esculent-; esophago-; glutto-; phago-.

Cross references of word families that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "food, nutrition, nourishment": alimento-; broma-; carno-; cibo-; esculent-; sitio-; tropho-; Eating Crawling Snacks; Eating: Carnivorous-Plant "Pets"; Eating: Folivory or Leaf Eaters; Eating: Omnivorous.


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