Raptorial



[rap-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-] /ræpˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/

adjective
1.
preying upon other animals; predatory.
2.
adapted for seizing prey, as the bill or claws of a bird.
3.
belonging or pertaining to the Raptores, a former order in which the falconiform and strigiform birds were erroneously grouped together.
/ræpˈtɔːrɪəl/
adjective (zoology)
1.
(of the feet of birds) adapted for seizing prey
2.
(esp of birds) feeding on prey; predatory
3.
of or relating to birds of prey
adj.

“predatory,” 1825, from raptor + -ial. Alternative raptatorial “predacious” (1840) is from Latin raptatus, past participle of raptare.

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