an·​ti·​pred·​a·​tor ˌan-tē-ˈpre-də-tər How to pronounce antipredator (audio)
variants or less commonly antipredatory
: protecting against predation : avoiding, warding off, or hindering predators
primate antipredator behavior
antipredator adaptations

Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of antipredator was in 1937

Dictionary Entries Near antipredator

Cite this Entry

“Antipredator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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