Definition of Myrmecophagous

1. Adjective. Feeding on ants. "Myrmecophagous squirrel"

Similar to: Insectivorous



Definition of Myrmecophagous

1. Adjective. pertaining to the anteater ¹

2. Adjective. feeding on ants ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Myrmecophagous

myristylated
myristylates
myristylating
myristylbenzylmorphine
myrmeco-
myrmecochory
myrmecodomatia
myrmecodomatium
myrmecological
myrmecologies
myrmecologist
myrmecologists
myrmecology
myrmecophage
myrmecophages
myrmecophagous (current term)
myrmecophagy
myrmecophile
myrmecophiles
myrmecophilous
myrmecophyte
myrmecophytes
myrmecophytic
myrmicine
myrmidones
myrmidonian
myrmidons
myrmomancy
myrobalan
myrobalan plum

Literary usage of Myrmecophagous

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1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1902)
"Although every imaginable combination (eg, aquatic limbs, myrmecophagous dentition) cannot be realized, yet these combinations have been multiplied almost ..."

2. Organic Evolution by Richard Swann Lull (1917)
"The myrmecophagous type represents the height of specialization, for in its extreme development the teeth have utterly disappeared, the jaws are reduced, ..."

3. On the Anatomy of Vertebrates by Richard Owen (1868)
"... and myrmecophagous Bruta to a future chapter, I shall here merely state that, in the Armadillo, the tongue tapers to the free end, has a convex dorsum, ..."

4. Convergence in Evolution by Arthur Willey (1911)
"The habits which lie at the base of the convergence in each case are indicated by the numbers :— 1. Carnivorous. 2. Ant-eating (myrmecophagous). 3. Flying. ..."

5. Catalogue of the Marsupialia and Monotremata in the Collection of the by Oldfield Thomas (1888)
"Terrestrial, fossorial, myrmecophagous. The animals belonging to this genus have been divided into Range. That of the only species. several different ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"... Grass Herb Shrub Fruit Root myrmecophagous Dentition reduced Stem INSECTIVOROUS LAW OF THE INDEPENDENT ADAPTIVE EVOLUTION OF PARTS. FIG. 11. ..."

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