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Carnivora

Pronunciation: kar-niv′ŏ-ră

Definition: An order of chiefly flesh-eating mammals that includes the cats, dogs, bears, civets, minks, and hyenas, as well as the raccoon and panda; some species are omnivorous or herbivorous.

[L. carnivorus, fr. caro (carn-), flesh, + voro, to devour]

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