predacious


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predacious

, predaceous
(of animals) habitually hunting and killing other animals for food
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In 1994 and 1995, the coastal bays had large quahog sets, predacious blue crabs afterward were relatively scarce, and the result was a mini-boom in quahog landings.
If Franklin blames misfortune on imprudence in Potter's case, he courts the predacious egotism of Jones as the military extension of his own maxims.
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Commercially available biological control agents for spider mites are primarily predacious mites (Holt et al.
It appears the defendant had begun to take an interest in bodybuilding, had been taking steroids, and Mr Watson formed the view he was eating a predacious amount of food.
The Eagle Lake trout are predacious and it is hoped they will eat any stray chubs that may have survived the rotenone treatment.
Abundance Total nematodes 3098 [+ or -] 172 Bacterial-feeding 745 [+ or -] 90 Fungal-feeding 369 [+ or -] 38 Predacious 161 [+ or -] 33 Plant-feeding 531 [+ or -] 83 Plant associated 907 [+ or -] 76 Omnivorous 383 [+ or -] 49 Indices Bacterial-feeding 0.
Influence of substrate type on vulnerability of prey to predacious aquatic insects.