raptorial


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raptorial

[rap′tȯr·ē·əl]
(zoology)
Living on prey.
Adapted for snatching or seizing prey, as birds of prey.
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In a petri dish, stomatopods were placed on one side, and the lower raptorial appendage was pulled posteriorly and pinned so that the meral spot was exposed and facing up.
Although, the present study used raptorial species at a remote (nonurban) location, it is reasonable to propose that raptors carrying our sensors be used for meteorological work in urban centers.
In about a third of 34 disputes over lab territory, a Neogonodactylus bredini mantis shrimp's first move was to slam a raptorial club into a rival, Patrick Green of Duke University reported June 11.
As the provincial disease specialist for Ontario, his research interests extended to other cervids, large predators, furbearers, upland game and raptorial birds.
They have powerful raptorial forelimbs used for grasping prey during capture and while feeding.
The figures depict well the raptorial forelegs, flat body and that the respiratory tube is of two longitudinal halves.
A hospital CEO must contend with the intersecting machinations of a medical staff, the protean demands of regulatory agencies, the incursions of raptorial competitors, the remonstrations of irate patients, the questionable sales tactics of mendacious vendors, and the peremptory demands of a fickle and entitled public.
Their extraordinary, raptorial claws suggest that they are fierce, specialized predators, but their prey and attack behaviour remain unknown.
Mientras los nauplios y primeros estadios de desarrollo de los copepoditos del orden Cyclopoida son filtradores y predominantemente herbivoros, los ultimos estadios de los copepoditos y los adultos tienen habito raptorial y son predominantemente carnivoros [13], y de acuerdo con Edmondson [14], la alta proporcion de formas inmaduras de copepodos es el resultado de la reproduccion continua de estos organismos en regiones tropicales, y la alta densidad de nauplios en relacion con los copepodos adultos puede ser un indicador de una alta tasa de mortalidad durante las diferentes etapas de desarrollo de estos organismos [15].