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Hypercarnivore

Definition
noun, plural: hypercarnivores
A carnivorous animal in which 70% of its diet is flesh or meat of another animal.
Supplement
Examples include dolphins, eagles, snakes, marlin and many sharks.
Word origin: Greek hypér (over, above) + carnivore
Compare: hypocarnivore, mesocarnivore


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