Carnivora

Carnivora

[kahr-niv-er-uh]
noun
the order comprising the carnivores.

Origin:
1820–30; < Neo-Latin; Latin: neuter plural of carnivorus; see carnivorous

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Carnivora
1830, from L. (animalia) carnivora "flesh-eating (animals);" see carnivorous. Applied as the scientific name of a large order of flesh-eating mammals by Fr. naturalist Georges Léopole Chrétien Frédéric Dagobert, Baron Cuvier (1769-1832).
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