hemovore

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From Ancient Greek αἷμα (aima, blood) + Latin vorare (to devour); alternatively, haemo- +‎ -vore.

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  • Hyphenation: he‧mo‧vore

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hemovore (plural hemovores)

  1. (zoology) An animal that ingests blood as the main part of its diet (such as leechs, mosquitos, and vampire bats).

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