aposematic


apo·se·mat·ic

adjective \ˌa-pə-si-ˈma-tik\

Definition of APOSEMATIC

:  being conspicuous and serving to warn <aposematic coloration in butterflies>
apo·se·mat·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of APOSEMATIC

apo- + Greek sēmat-, sēma sign
First Known Use: 1890

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