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

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

antipredator, noun Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
predator (ˈprɛdətə)
1.  any carnivorous animal
2.  a predatory person or thing

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Word Origin & History

1922, from L. praedator "plunderer" (see predation). Originally (1840) used of insects that ate other insects.
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Science Dictionary
predator   (prěd'ə-tər)  Pronunciation Key 
An animal that lives by capturing and eating other animals.
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Example sentences
I'm wondering: did a predator disturb the nest?
Yet herding has become unprofitable, despite big state subsidies and the
  payment of compensation for animals lost to predators.
Some thrive only on offshore islands where predators are few.
Thus begins a complex and delicate dance between predator and prey.
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