Apantesis

noun

Ap·​an·​te·​sis
ˌapən‧ˈtēsə̇s
: a genus of tiger moths frequently having the forewings velvety black with branching light colored stripes and the hind wings red, pink, or yellow with black spots

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, perhaps from Greek apantēsis encounter, from apantan to meet, from apo- + antan to meet face-to-face, from anta face-to-face; akin to Greek anti against

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“Apantesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Apantesis. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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