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 for raptorial
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Raptorial \Rap*to"ri*al\ (r[a^]p*t[=o]"r[i^]*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.
         [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      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, raptorial,
         ravening, vulturine, vulturous]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  28 Moby Thesaurus words for "raptorial":
     all-devouring, all-engulfing, bloodsucking, clawed, dentate,
     digital, digitate, digitated, extortionate, fanged, fingered,
     grabby, grasping, jawed, lupine, parasitic, predacious, predatory,
     prehensile, rapacious, ravening, ravenous, sharkish, taloned,
     toothed, vulturine, vulturous, wolfish

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