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carnivorous: Capturing animals (usually insects), digesting their tissues by means of exoenzymes secreted by specialized cells or tissues, and assimilating the digested substances as nourishment, especially for nitrogen.[1]
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Example(s): Example sentences from FNA : [1] Herbs, perennial, (carnivorous ), rhizomatous, sometimes stoloniferous, scapose; [2] Lianas or shrubs to 20 m, sometimes only weakly woody, dioecious, carnivorous.


  1. Categorical Glossary for the Flora of North America Project, by Robert W. Kiger and Duncan M. Porter. 2001. Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation.