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  Definition of anteater
  1. burrowing spine-covered monotreme of Australia having a long snout and claws for hunting ants and termites
  2. New Guinea echidnas
  3. small Australian marsupial having long snout and strong claws for feeding on termites; nearly extinct
  4. nocturnal burrowing mammal of the grasslands of Africa that feeds on termites; sole extant representative of the order Tubulidentata
  5. any of several tropical American mammals of the family Myrmecophagidae which lack teeth and feed on ants and termites
  6. toothless mammal of southern Africa and Asia having a body covered with horny scales and a long snout for feeding on ants and termites
Similar Words: echidna, spiny anteater, numbat, banded anteater, Myrmecobius fasciatus, aardvark, ant bear, Orycteropus afer, New World anteater, pangolin, scaly anteater

 

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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