carnivorous


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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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Any one of the larger carnivorous dinosaurs would meet the case.
A much more important problem is the question as to the existence of the carnivorous monster which has left its traces in this glade.
First of all, there was no food there of the kind we ate; and next, those rocky hills were filled with the lairs of carnivorous beasts.
That, carnivorous," he continued, glancing his eye at the open page of his tablets; "this, granivorous; habits, fierce, dangerous; habits, patient, abstemious; ears, inconspicuous; ears, elongated; horns, diverging, &c.
The bare idea of this is no doubt horribly repulsive to us, but at the same time I think that we should remember how repulsive our carnivorous habits would seem to an intelligent rabbit.
It is a carnivorous plant of about the bigness of a large sage-brush such as dots our western plains.
The mind of man can scarce conceive the plethora of carnivorous life in this lost world; and their prey, of course, is even more abundant.
The look in his eyes as he felt the keen edge and glared at me was positively carnivorous.
As explained in the regional environmental department, such measures are taken to eliminate the danger of spreading the rabies virus, to prevent attacks of carnivorous animals on people and farm animals.
Carnivorous plants consume insect prey to supplement soil sources for nutrients such as nitrogen or phosphorus (Juniper et al.
CARNIVOROUS PLANTS FOR KIDS With many kids hooked on scary stories such as Stranger Things, what better way to feed fertile imaginations than with one of the various carnivorous plants.
The Kayentapus Ambrokholohali was a huge carnivorous dinosaur which roamed southern Africa 200 million years ago.