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
- colored or constructed in a way that indicates special capabilities for defense.
- (of the coloration of certain distasteful or poisonous animals) characterized by bright conspicuous markings, which predators recognize and learn to avoid; warning
- Denoting coloration or markings serving to warn or repel predators.
- : being conspicuous and serving to warn aposematic coloration in butterflies
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