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Noun

obligate carnivore (plural obligate carnivores)

  1. An animal that necessarily subsists on a diet consisting mainly of meat, because it does not possess the physiology to digest vegetable matter. Such animals may consume other materials (vegetable or mineral) for non-nutritional purposes.

Synonyms

  • true carnivore

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