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- adj. Surviving by preying on other animals.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Living by prey; predatory.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Living by prey; disposed to prey or plunder; predatory.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. living by or given to victimizing others for personal gain
- adj. hunting and killing other animals for food
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In the new Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, I've made my way through several articles over the last week: "Bistahieversor sealeyi, gen. et sp. nov., a new tyrannosauroid from New Mexico and the origin of deep snouts in Tyrannosauroidea"; "A reappraisal of the origin and basal radiation of the Osteichthyes"; and "Demythologizing Arctodus simus, the 'short-faced' long-legged predaceous bear that never was."
Most larvae are predaceous and feed on most other small invertebrates.
They occur in cool running waters and are predaceous.
Adults and deutonymphs are predaceous and often feed upon the immature stages of the species that they parasitize as larvae.
They are predaceous and usually feed on the insect larvae which they parasitized as larvae.
However, the problem with that scenario is that both adults and larvae of ladybugs are predaceous, but I doubt it very much that there would be enough prey on that bleak mountain top for so many of them to survive.
The Carabidae family encompasses about twenty thousand known species of mainly unspecialized, mainly predaceous beetles, abundant on all continents except Antarctica and on most islands.
The predaceous mien that I witnessed earlier has been whomped out of him, and now he is miserable and scared and repentant.
Predacious, more often spelled predaceous, came along in 1713 to be applied to animals.
On one occasion a shoal of dolphins, large and small, was seen, and two dolphins at a little distance appeared swimming in underneath a little dead dolphin when it was sinking, and supporting it on their backs, trying out of compassion to prevent its being devoured by some predaceous fish.