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Anteater, any of 3 genera of Central and South American mammals, family Myrmecophagidae, order Edentata, including the giant anteater and the tamandua. They have long snouts, tubular, toothless mouths, and long, sticky tongues with which they catch their food, chiefly termites.

See also: Aardvark.

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