- predation pressure,
- predatory pricing
Origin of predation
Examples from the Web for predation
Starvation, disease, war, and predation were common threats for a majority of our evolutionary history.
WGA is classified as a lectin—a term for a protein produced by an organism to protect itself from predation.
Young are more vulnerable to predation and injury because of their small size, soft shells, and immovable plastra.
The selective effect of predation on prey populations is of significance in studies of evolution and population dynamics.
Flightless rails have apparently developed in the absence of predation.The Avifauna of Micronesia, Volume 3|Rollin H. Baker
Further verification of predation on mammals, reptiles and amphibians by this species is needed.Observations on the Mississippi Kite in Southwestern Kansas|Henry S. Fitch
Besides, he lacked nerve to accept the gamblers chance at the game of predation.Criminal Types|V. M. Masten
late 15c., "act of plundering or pillaging," from Latin praedationem (nominative praedatio) "a plundering, act of taking booty," from praedari "to rob, to plunder," from praeda "plunder, booty, prey" (see prey (n.)). Zoological sense recorded from 1907.