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Definition: omnivore from Philip's Encyclopedia

Any creature, such as humans and pigs, that eat both animal and vegetable foods. Omnivorous animals have teeth adapted for cutting, tearing and pulping food.


Summary Article: omnivore
from The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide

Animal that feeds on both plant and animal material. Omnivores have digestive adaptations intermediate between those of herbivores and carnivores, with relatively unspecialized digestive systems and gut micro-organisms that can digest a variety of foodstuffs. Omnivores include humans, the chimpanzee, the cockroach, and the ant.

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