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aposematic

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adjective apo·se·mat·ic \ˌa-pə-si-ˈma-tik\

Definition of aposematic

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

aposematically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Origin and Etymology of aposematic

apo- + Greek sēmat-, sēma sign


First Known Use: 1890


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