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Predator is a made-up word that is intended to replace the colloquial term “predator” (not the order of mammals meant by the biological term ). In the opinion of the creators of this neologism, “predator” contains the negative connotation “to rob” in the sense of violent stealing. Predators are land-bound animals that feed primarily on meat. Some representatives of the order predators , some marsupials and birds of prey fall into this group . Sometimes the term predator is now used as a synonym for predator .

The renaming from "birds of prey" to " birds of prey " was the impetus for the introduction of the term "carnivores". However, this has hardly established itself in common parlance. In contrast, science continues to speak of the predator-prey relationship .

Occasionally, a predatory animal that feeds on other animals is also called an episite .

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Wiktionary: Predator  - explanations of meanings, origins of words, synonyms, translations