harpactophagous

adjective har·pac·toph·a·gous \¦här(ˌ)pak¦täfə̇gəs\

Definition of harpactophagous

  1. :  predatory —used especially of insects

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Origin and Etymology of harpactophagous

harpacto- (from Greek harpaktos stolen, got by plundering, from harpazein to snatch, seize) + -phagous; akin to Greek harpagē hook, rake — more at assart


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