antipredator

predator

[pred-uh-ter, -tawr]
noun
1.
Zoology. any organism that exists by preying upon other organisms.
2.
a predatory person.

Origin:
1920–25; < Latin praedātor plunderer, equivalent to praedā() to plunder (derivative of praeda prey) + -tor -tor

antipredator, noun
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predator (ˈprɛdətə)
 
n
1.  any carnivorous animal
2.  a predatory person or thing

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predator
1922, from L. praedator "plunderer" (see predation). Originally (1840) used of insects that ate other insects.
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predator   (prěd'ə-tər)  Pronunciation Key 
An animal that lives by capturing and eating other animals.
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