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noun Ethology.

a behavior pattern that occurs in response to a stimulus and that achieves the satisfaction of a specific drive, as the eating of captured prey by a hungry predator (distinguished from appetitive behavior).

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Origin of consummatory behavior

First recorded in 1905–10
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