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predatism

[pri-dey-tiz-uh m, pred-uh-tiz-uh m]
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noun
  1. the state of living as a predator or by predation.
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Origin of predatism

First recorded in 1925–30; predat(ion) + -ism
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Historical Examples

  • The concepts parasitism, predatism, and symbiosis have all been used with various shades of meaning by different authors.

    The Biotic Associations of Cockroaches

    Louis M. Roth