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

< Latin -vorus devouring; see -ous

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

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