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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 rap·to·ri·al /ræpˈtoriəl, ˈtɔr-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rap·to·ri·al a. Zool. (a) Rapacious; living upon prey; -- said especially of certain birds. (b) Adapted for seizing prey; -- said of the legs, claws, etc., of insects, birds, and other animals. (c) Of or pertaining to the Raptores. See Illust. (f) of Aves.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: relating to or characteristic of birds of prey; "raptorial
             claws and bill for seizing prey"
      2: living by preying on other animals especially by catching
         living prey; "a predatory bird"; "the rapacious wolf";
         "raptorial birds"; "ravening wolves"; "a vulturine taste
         for offal" [syn: predatory, rapacious, ravening, vulturine,