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Batesian

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adjective Bates·ian \ˈbāt-sē-ən\

Definition of Batesian

  1. :  characterized by or being mimicry involving resemblance of an innocuous species to another that is protected from predators by repellent qualities (as unpalatability) <a Batesian mimic>



Origin of batesian

Henry Walter Bates †1892 English naturalist


First Known Use: 1895


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