Bloodsucking, as applied to certain bats, leeches, insects, etc. [sangui- + L. voro, to devour]

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san·guiv·o·rous (sang-gwivґə-rəs) hematophagous.

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  • Sanguivorous — San*guiv o*rous, a. [L. sanguis blood + vorare to devour.] (Zo[ o]l.) Subsisting upon blood; said of certain blood sucking bats and other animals. See {Vampire}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sanguivorous — /sang gwiv euhr euhs/, adj. feeding on blood, as a bat or insect. [1835 45; SANGUI + VOROUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • sanguivorous — adjective That feeds on blood; blood sucking, hematophagous …   Wiktionary

  • sanguivorous — blood drinking Feeding and Eating …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • sanguivorous — adj. blood sucking, feeding on blood …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sanguivorous — san·guiv·o·rous …   English syllables

  • sanguivorous — One who drinks blood …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • sanguivorous — saŋˈgwiv(ə)rəs adjective Etymology: sangui + vorous : feeding on blood …   Useful english dictionary

  • vampire bat — 1. any of several New World tropical bats of the genera Desmodus, Diphylla, and Diaemus, the size of a small mouse, feeding on small amounts of blood obtained from resting mammals and birds by means of a shallow cut made with specialized incisor… …   Universalium

  • Vampire bat — For the 1933 movie, see The Vampire Bat. Vampire bats Common Vampire Bat, Desmodus rotundus Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

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