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Definition 1: any of several tropical American mammals of the family Myrmecophagidae which lack teeth and feed on ants and termites - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for anteater in the sense of this definition

(anteater is a kind of ...) primitive terrestrial mammal with few if any teeth; of tropical Central America and South America

(... is a kind of anteater ) large shaggy-haired toothless anteater with long tongue and powerful claws; of South America

(... is a kind of anteater ) squirrel-sized South American toothless anteater with long silky golden fur

(... is a kind of anteater ) small toothless anteater with prehensile tail and four-clawed forelimbs; of tropical South America and Central America

(... is a member of anteater) New World anteaters

Definition 2: nocturnal burrowing mammal of the grasslands of Africa that feeds on termites; sole extant representative of the order Tubulidentata - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for anteater in the sense of this definition

(anteater is a kind of ...) mammals having a placenta; all mammals except monotremes and marsupials

(... is a member of anteater) coextensive with the family Orycteropodidae

Definition 3: a burrowing monotreme mammal covered with spines and having a long snout and claws for hunting ants and termites; native to Australia - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for anteater in the sense of this definition

(anteater is a kind of ...) the most primitive mammals comprising the only extant members of the subclass Prototheria

(... is a member of anteater) type genus of the family Tachyglossidae

Definition 4: a burrowing monotreme mammal covered with spines and having a long snout and claws for hunting ants and termites; native to New Guinea - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for anteater in the sense of this definition

(anteater is a kind of ...) the most primitive mammals comprising the only extant members of the subclass Prototheria

(... is a member of anteater) a genus of Tachyglossidae

Definition 5: toothless mammal of southern Africa and Asia having a body covered with horny scales and a long snout for feeding on ants and termites - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for anteater in the sense of this definition

(anteater is a kind of ...) mammals having a placenta; all mammals except monotremes and marsupials

(... is a member of anteater) type genus of the Manidae

Definition 6: small Australian marsupial having long snout and strong claws for feeding on termites; nearly extinct - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for anteater in the sense of this definition

(anteater is a kind of ...) small carnivorous nocturnal marsupials of Australia and Tasmania

(... is a member of anteater) banded anteater

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