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predation

Forensics
See Postmortem animal predation.

Health insurance
See Predatory pricing.

Public safety
See Sexual predator.

Sexology
See Predatory paraphilia.

predation

see PREDATOR.

predation

the characteristic of preying on other animals as a source of food. Can be a big cause of loss in animal flocks and herds, especially lambs. See also predatory.
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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.
Both in The Seven Storey Mountain and The Secular Journal of Thomas Merton, he provided colorful glimpses of Cuban culture and church predating both Castro and Vatican II.