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Related / Similar Words: echidna, spiny anteater, numbat, banded anteater, Myrmecobius fasciatus, aardvark, ant bear, Orycteropus afer, New World anteater, pangolin, scaly anteater

 

Definition:
  • burrowing spine-covered monotreme of Australia having a long snout and claws for hunting ants and termites;
  • New Guinea echidnas;
  • small Australian marsupial having long snout and strong claws for feeding on termites; nearly extinct;
  • nocturnal burrowing mammal of the grasslands of Africa that feeds on termites; sole extant representative of the order Tubulidentata;
  • any of several tropical American mammals of the family Myrmecophagidae which lack teeth and feed on ants and termites;
  • toothless mammal of southern Africa and Asia having a body covered with horny scales and a long snout for feeding on ants and termites;

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    Hyponyms: ant bear, giant anteater, great anteater, tamanoir, Myrmecophaga jubata, silky anteater, two-toed anteater, Cyclopes didactylus, tamandua, tamandu, lesser anteater, Tamandua tetradactyla

     

    Member Meronyms: Tachyglossus, genus Tachyglossus, Zaglossus, genus Zaglossus, Myrmecobius, genus Myrmecobius, Orycteropus, genus Orycteropus, Myrmecophagidae, family Myrmecophagidae, Manis, genus Manis

     

     
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