Frugivora

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Frugivora (Zoöl) The fruit bate; a group of the Cheiroptera, comprising the bats which live on fruits. See Eruit bat, under Fruit.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n frugivora A division of the order Chiroptera, including the fruit-eating bats of the warmer parts of the old world, such as the so-called “flying-foxes.” The head resembles that of a dog in shape; there is no peculiar formation of the ears or nose; the pyloric division of the stomach is enormously lengthened; and there are dental characters correspondent to the frugivorous regimen of the species. There is in nearly all the species a claw upon the second digit of the hand, never present in the insectivorous bats. See cuts under flying-fox, fruit-bat, and Pteropus. The Frugivora are also called Megachiroptera. Th e term is contrasted with Insectivora or Animalivora.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. See Frugivorous