In`sec*tiv"o*rous (?), a. [See Insectivora.]

Feeding or subsisting on insects; carnivorous

. The term is applied: (a) to

plants which have some special adaptation for catching and digesting insects, as the sundew, Venus's flytrap, Sarracenia, etc.

(b) to

the Insectivora, and to many bats, birds, and reptiles.


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