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predator

[pred-uh-ter, -tawr] /ˈprɛd ə tər, -ˌtɔr/
noun
1.
Zoology. any organism that exists by preying upon other organisms.
2.
a predatory person.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; < Latin praedātor plunderer, equivalent to praedā() to plunder (derivative of praeda prey) + -tor -tor
Related forms
antipredator, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for anti-predator

predator

/ˈprɛdətə/
noun
1.
any carnivorous animal
2.
a predatory person or thing
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Word Origin and History for anti-predator

predator

n.

1862, from Latin praedator "plunderer," from praedari "to rob" (see predation). Originally Predatores (Swainson, 1840) used of insects that ate other insects.

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anti-predator in Science
predator
  (prěd'ə-tər)   
An animal that lives by capturing and eating other animals.
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