harpactophagous

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

Definition of harpactophagous

: predatory used especially of insects

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History and Etymology for harpactophagous

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

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“Harpactophagous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/harpactophagous. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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