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adjective as in preying

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The larva and the active pupa or nymph are aquatic and are predaceous, as is also the adult.

They are predaceous in habit, live largely on living animal matter, and are very quick in their movements.

In the Predaceous Beetles this lobe is biarticulate and palpiform; and in Staphylinus olens, &c. it also consists of two joints.

Thus was a graminivorous animal nurtured by a carnivorous and predaceous one!

Thousands of large and small predaceous birds followed the flames, and fell now and then in them.


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On this page you'll find 5 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to predaceous, such as: ravening, predacious, rapacious, and raptorial.

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