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predation

[prə′dā·shən]
(biology)
The killing and eating of an individual of one species by an individual of another species.
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Dragonflies are among the most ancient of living creatures, with fossil records dating back 300 million years, predating dinosaurs by over 100 million years and birds by some 150 million, according to the World Dragonfly Association.
Working independently in fossil beds in northern Pakistan, he and his colleagues have concluded that pakicetids, a group ancestral to modern cetaceans and predating the transition to marine life, also had the artiodactyl ankle form.
The rule itself is a threat to the integrity of the workers' comp program, the nation's oldest social insurance program, predating Social Security by several decades.
With Both Sides Now, Mitchell makes what may be her most devastating romantic statement yet--a fact that her record label, Reprise, has acknowledged by predating the CD's March 21 release with a special $49.