omnivorous

[ UK /ɒmnˈɪvəɹəs/ ]
[ US /ɑmˈnɪvɝəs/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. feeding on both plants and animals
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How To Use omnivorous In A Sentence

  • The fact that many crustaceans, being omnivorous, may act as scavengers and eat the corpses of fellow aquatic creatures need not be a deterrent.
  • Carnivory is the rule for softshells, but some species are omnivorous.
  • The ability of snails to hydrolyze plant polysaccharides xylan, mannan, starch and cellulose as well as chitin, an animal and fungal polysaccharide, is probably an indication of their omnivorous diet. Archive 2006-04-01
  • They are omnivorous, eating native birds and eggs, which they steal from the nest, and competing for food with birds.
  • The ornithomimids' beaked jaws were probably weak; it is thought that they may have been omnivorous, eating small animals and maybe some plant material.
  • Might that be no more than a coded way of drawing attention to an ability to accept compromise, an omnivorousness, and a variety of output that makes his oeuvre - in the language of the motor industry - somehow unintegrated?
  • One of the major benefits of using omnivorous predators as biological control agents is the potential for predicting and promoting their efficacy.
  • The omnivorous black rat consumes seeds, flowers and fruits, and many small animals.
  • The spines of the omnivorous pencil-spined urchin (Eucidaris thouarsii) extend outward from its body. There are some 700 species of sea urchins worldwide.
  • So omnivorous is the Chinese appetite for imports that when the country ran short of scrap metal in early 2004, manhole covers disappeared from cities all over the world. links for 2008-04-10 « Skid Roche
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