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consummatory behavior

noun, Ethology.
1.
a behavior pattern that occurs in response to a stimulus and that achieves the satisfaction of a specific drive, as the eating of captured prey by a hungry predator (distinguished from appetitive behavior).
Origin of consummatory behavior
1905-1910
1905-10
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