Definition of insectivore noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪnˈsektɪvɔː(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈsektɪvɔːr//
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any animal that eats insects compare carnivore, herbivore, omnivore Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from modern Latin insectivorus, from insectum (see insect) + -vorus ‘devouring’, on the pattern of Latin carnivorus ‘carnivorous’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: insectivore