carno-, carn-, carne-, carni-

(Latin: flesh, meat)

A diverse order of terrestrial and aquatic carnivorous mammals consisting of ten families grouped into suborders.
  1. Caniformia including Canidae (dogs, foxes)
  2. Ursidae (bears)
  3. Otariidae (sealions)
  4. Ailuropodidae (giant panda)
  5. Procyonidae (racoons)
  6. Mustelidae (weasels, otters)
  7. Phocidae (hair seals)
  8. Feliformia including Felidae (cats)
  9. Viverridae (civets)
  10. Hyaenidae (hyaenas)
carnivoracity (s) (noun) (no pl)
A humorous term for an animal or a person that has a greediness of appetite for flesh (meat): Tommy always had an insatiable hunger for steaks and hamburgers for lunch and his mother thought this carnivoracity quite unusual.
carnivore (s) (noun), carnivores (pl)
1. Flesh-eating or having an appetite for meat instead of vegetables.
2. Any animal belonging to the order Carnivora, which includes predominantly flesh-eating mammals; such as, dogs, cats, bears, wolves, and weasels.
3. Any flesh-eating predatory organism; such as, a bird of prey or insectivorous plants: Venus-flytrap, pitcher plant, sundew, and butterwort; among others.

True carnivores are not the same as omnivores

True carnivores are animals that subsist on a diet consisting of meat. They may consume other products presented to them, especially animal products like cheese and bone marrow, or sweet sugary substances like honey and syrup; however, as these products are not essential to their existence, they do not need to consume them on a regular basis.

It's also said that true carnivores lack the physiology required for the efficient digestion of vegetable matter, and in fact some carnivorous mammals eat vegetation specifically as an emetic (vomiting) or forceful expulsion of the contents of the stomach.

Carnivores anticipating their next meal of flesh

Carnivorous wolves discussing next selection.
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I'm ready for prime stuff; not just the weak, sickly, or the lame.

Pointing to a page about carnivorous plalnts A special article about carnivorous plants.

carnivorous (adjective), more carnivorous, most carnivorous
Descriptive of various predatory, flesh-eating mammals of the order Carnivora, including dogs, cats, bears, weasels, hyenas, and raccoons; as well as, insectivorous plants: Mike's niece is a vegetarian; however, he prefers a carnivorous diet and enjoys a hamburger from time to time.
Feeding on animals.
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Feeding on vegetables instead of meat.
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carnivorously (adverb), more carnivorously, most carnivorously
A reference to any flesh-eating predatory organism; including, animals and other flesh eating creatures.
carnophobia (s) (noun), carnophobias (pl)
An excessive aversion toward meat, either raw or cooked: Anyone who has carnophobia does not want to see or eat any kind of animal flesh.
No, get that meat away from me.
NO! Get that meat away from me!
I ordered a vegetable dish, not that lousy animal flesh!

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Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and to let the food fight it out inside.

—Mark Twain
carnophobic (adjective), more carnophobic, most carnophobic
A reference to anyone who hates the mere sight of cooked or raw meat: Jake and his wife Mildred are carnophobic people, convinced that eating of any kind of animal flesh is unhealthy, while dining on various kinds of vegetables is much safer and better for their physical well-being.
A “flesh lizard” including all of the larger theropods.

As time passed, larger kinds of carnosaur seemed to have replaced the earlier types.

A “flesh (or meat-eating) lizard”, Early Cretaceous southern Argentina, included all the larger theropods. As time passed, larger kinds of carnosaur seemed to have replaced the earlier types.
Having the consistency of or resembling flesh.
An excrescence [any abnormal growth from the surface of a body part] resembling flesh; a fleshy growth.
chili con carne

Related "meat, flesh" word units: creo-, kreo-; sarco-.

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