-vorous

-vorous

a combining form meaning “eating, gaining sustenance from” that specified by the initial element: carnivorous.

Origin:
< Latin -vorus devouring; see -ous

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-vorous
 
adj combining form
feeding on or devouring: carnivorous
 
[from Latin -vorus; related to vorāre to swallow up, devour]
 
-vore
 
n combining form

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-vorous
comb form meaning "eating," from L. -vorous, from stem of vorare "to devour" (see voracious).
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