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carnivoran

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Carnivora +‎ -an

AdjectiveEdit

carnivoran (not comparable)

  1. (zoology) Of or pertaining to the carnivores, or to the order Carnivora.
    • 1996, John L. Gittleman, Carnivore Behavior, Ecology, and Evolution Vol.2, page 486:
      ...the earliest carnivoran diversity appears in the early Miocene rift sediments of East Africa...

NounEdit

carnivoran (plural carnivorans)

  1. (zoology) Any member of the order Carnivora.