Meaning of raptorial

rap•to•ri•al

Pronunciation: (rap-tôr'ē-ul, -tōr'-), [key]
— adj.
  1. preying upon other animals; predatory.
  2. adapted for seizing prey, as the bill or claws of a bird.
  3. belonging or pertaining to the Raptores, a former order in which the falconiform and strigiform birds were erroneously grouped together.
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