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omnivore strictly means one who eats all things (Latin omni: all), but is used to describe those people or communities whose diet is not restricted to either animal or vegetable sources.

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omnivore Any creature, such as humans and pigs, that eat both animal and vegetable foods. Omnivorous animals have teeth adapted for cutting, tearing and pulping food.

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omnivore An animal that eats both animal and vegetable matter. Pigs, for example, are omnivorous. Compare carnivore; herbivore.

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omnivore (diversivore) A heterotroph that feeds on both plants and animals, and thus operates at a range of trophic levels.

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omnivore(diversivore) A heterotroph that feeds on both plants and animals, and thus operates at a range of trophic levels.

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omnivore: see carnivore.

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omnivore •Ifor • Gwynfor • herbivore • carnivore •omnivore • insectivore

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