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predator

(prĕd′ə-tər, -tôr′)
n.
An organism that lives by preying on other organisms.
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Zoology An animal that preys upon and consumes other animals for its sustenance
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predator

any animal that lives by preying on other animals from (usually) a lower TROPHIC LEVEL.
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Dr Simon Rundle, an academic at the University of Plymouth, added: "One of the most important findings in this study was that there appeared to be a genetic component to the snails' behaviour, with those animals whose grandparents had experienced fish predators in the wild showing the biggest response."