En`to*moph"a*ga (?), n.; pl. [NL., fr. Gr. 'e`ntomon an insect + fagei^n to eat.] Zool.

1.

One of a group of hymenopterous insects whose larvae feed parasitically upon living insects. See Ichneumon,

2.

2.

A group of marsupials which are partly insectivorous, as the opossum.

3.

A group of edentates, including the ant-eaters.

 

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