preying or feeding on other animals

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • PRÉDATION — La prédation, activité qu’il ne faut pas confondre avec l’agression, met en jeu des comportements très complexes et très différents suivant les espèces. Elle pose de graves problèmes aussi bien à l’éthologie qu’à la science de l’évolution. Les… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Predation — Pre*da tion, n. [L. praedatio, fr. praedari to plunder.] The act of pillaging. E. Hall. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • predation — (n.) late 15c., act of plundering or pillaging, from L. praedationem (nom. praedatio) a plundering, act of taking booty, from praedari to rob, to plunder, from praeda plunder, booty, prey (see PREY (Cf. prey)). Zoological sense recorded from 1932 …   Etymology dictionary

  • predation — [prē dā′shən, pridā′shən] n. [L praedatio < praedatus, pp. of praedari, to plunder < praeda, PREY] 1. the act of plundering or preying 2. the method of existence of predatory animals …   English World dictionary

  • Predation — For alternative meanings of predator and prey, see Predator (disambiguation) and Prey (disambiguation). Predating can also mean dating earlier than : see wiktionary:predate. Indian Python swallowing a small Chital deer at Mudumalai National Park …   Wikipedia

  • Prédation — Prédateur Pour les articles homonymes, voir Prédateur (homonymie). Les grands prédateurs carnivores jouent un rôle …   Wikipédia en Français

  • predation — /pri day sheuhn/, n. 1. depredation; plundering. 2. act of plundering or robbing. 3. predatory behavior. 4. a relation between animals in which one organism captures and feeds on others. [1425 75; late ME < L praedation (s. of praedatio) a taking …   Universalium

  • Predation — Der nordamerikanische Rotschwanzbussard (Buteo jamaicensis) ernährt sich von Kleinsäugern, hier von einer Kalifornischen Feldmaus (Microtus californicus). Als Prädator (engl. predator „Räuber“) wird in der Ökologie ein Organismus bezeichnet, der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • predation — noun Etymology: Middle English predacion, from Latin praedation , praedatio, from praedari Date: 15th century 1. the act of preying or plundering ; depredation 2. a mode of life in which food is primarily obtained by the killing and consuming of… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • predation — noun act of predating …   Wiktionary

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