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carnivorous

[kär′niv·ə·rəs]
(biology)
Eating flesh or, as in plants, subsisting on nutrients obtained from animal protoplasm.
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1980, 1994) on carnivory in Bromeliaceae, Klaus Jaffe et al.
This pattern of carnivory differed significantly by month but did not differ significantly by location or by year.
On the whole, the researchers say their results indicate that bladderwort growth was not significantly affected by addition of nitrogen, but did benefit from carnivory.
Stanford, an anthropologist at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, watches this scene of unbridled carnivory from a safe distance.
Direct transitions from carnivory to herbivory were essentially nonexistent," said co-author Louise Roth of Duke University.
Growing collaborative hunting, carnivory and food sharing could all have reinforced the sense of togetherness.
However, we hypothesize that turtles from habitats heavily impacted by invasive plants will show less carnivory because their foraging is hindered by the density of the invasive plant stems.
Evolution of carnivory in Lentibulariaceae and the Lamiales.
Carnivory in the plant kingdom is in all incidences extremely rare, however tank bromeliads seem so naturally predisposed towards the trapping of prey that they would appear to be the most likely plants to evolve to become carnivorous--yet this is not so, they are far outnumbered by almost 600 species of non-bromeliad carnivorous plants.
Many plants have evolved carnivory as a means of acquiring nitrogen.
Some themes of prehistory, such as modifications to tool technologies or increasing carnivory and eventual domestication, are well visited topics.