Meaning of consummatory behavior

consum'matory behav'ior

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— Ethology. Ethology.
  1. 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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