insectivorous

[in-sek-tiv-er-uhs]
adjective
1.
adapted to feeding on insects.
2.
Botany. having specialized leaves or leaf parts capable of trapping and digesting insects, as the Venus's-flytrap, the pitcher plants, and the sundews.

Origin:
1655–65; < Neo-Latin insectivorus. See insect, -i-, -vorous

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insectivorous (ˌɪnsɛkˈtɪvərəs)
 
adj
1.  feeding on or adapted for feeding on insects: insectivorous plants
2.  of or relating to the order Insectivora

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insectivore   (ĭn-sěk'tə-vôr')  Pronunciation Key 
  1. An animal or plant that feeds mainly on insects.

  2. Any of various small, usually nocturnal mammals of the order Insectivora that feed on insects and other invertebrates. Insectivores have long snouts and resemble rodents, but lack gnawing incisors. Moles, shrews, hedgehogs, and tenrecs are insectivores.


insectivorous adjective
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Example sentences
Their insectivorous diet makes them vital to reducing the burden of
  disease-transmitting mosquitoes.
Insectivorous plant species include yellow pitcher plant, purple pitcher plant,
  sweet pitcher plant and three species of sundews.
The importance and benefits derived from insectivorous birds as biological
  control agents are receiving more attention.
Purple martins are almost entirely insectivorous, and are adept flyers feeding
  almost entirely on-the-wing.
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