Aposematic

/ˌapə(ʊ)sɪˈmatɪk/

Origin

First recorded in 1885–90; apo- + sematic (Source: dictionary.com)

Late 19th century from apo-‘away from’ + Greek sēma ‘sign’ + -atic. (Source: lexico.com)

Definitions of Aposematic

Aposematic

adjective

  1. colored or constructed in a way that indicates special capabilities for defense.
  2. (of the coloration of certain distasteful or poisonous animals) characterized by bright conspicuous markings, which predators recognize and learn to avoid; warning

dictionary.com

Aposematic

adjective

  1. Denoting coloration or markings serving to warn or repel predators.

lexico.com

Aposematic

adjective

  1. : being conspicuous and serving to warn aposematic coloration in butterflies

merriam-webster.com

Nearby words

apoptosis , apopyle , aporepressor , aporia , aport , aposematic coloration , aposiopesis , apospory , apostasy , apostate

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