predative


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predative

(ˈprɛdətɪv)
adj
(Biology) another word for predatory
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In an experiment dealing with predative behavior of fish (mummichongs), they found a significant increase of serotonin in the subject's brain.
Likewise, any number of factors might select for small size, the most important being viability selection from either time constraints or predative pressures (Stearns 1992, Blanckenhorn 2000, Roff 2002).
A predator hypothesis suggests that predative pressures alone have selected against dusk-oviposition in T.