prey

(redirected from fell prey)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.

PIGY

A gene on chromosome 4q22.1 that encodes a component of the GPI-GlcNAc transferase (GPI-GnT) complex in the endoplasmic reticulum which catalyses the transfer of GlcNAc to an acceptor phosphatidylinositol, the first step in the production of GPI-anchors for cell surface proteins.

prey

any animal species that is fed upon by another (the PREDATOR).
References in periodicals archive ?
In January and February of 2001, more than 200 Japanese Web sites, including global companies, financial and government institutions, and universities, fell prey to Web site defacements," said Mr.
The Scorpions (3-3), who led 18-13 at halftime, fell prey to the Panthers' full-court pressure defense in the second half.
Seventeen years ago, 2,000 residents of central Taiwan fell prey to a range of debilitating and disfiguring symptoms, including stomach pain, chemically induced acne, and nerve inflammation.
QUETTA , May 14, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Federal Minister for Science and Technology Mir Changez Khan Jamali while taking the notice of news aired on a private TV channel issued directives to provide medical treatment to a woman who fell prey to the mysterious disease in Dera Allah Yar.
Jakle, who usually is the kill leader, also fell prey.
The Arctic's ecosystem fell prey to global warming earlier than previously thought, a research team now argues.
Some cows drowned in flooded fields, others fell prey to disease-causing bacteria that bred in the water and muck.
A survey of most of the students in the ill-fated orchestra, conducted three weeks after the episode and described in the September AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, indicates they fell prey to "mass hysteria" -- not the sort exhibited by fans at a rock concert, but the sudden appearance in a group of temporary physical symptoms stemming from psychological causes.
Agassi made the wrong sort of statement - fashion and otherwise - as he fell prey to Doug Flach, a qualifier who somehow managed to play the best he had ever played despite being more nervous than he had ever been.