hypercarnivore

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

hyper- +‎ carnivore

Noun[edit]

hypercarnivore (plural hypercarnivores)

  1. Any animal whose diet is predominantly (more than 70%) meat from animals.
    Most sharks are hypercarnivores.
  2. (paleobiology) Any creature with an increased slicing component of dentition relative to the grinding component.

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