Apantesis

noun Ap·an·te·sis \ˌapən‧ˈtēsə̇s\

Definition of Apantesis

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of apantesis

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 — more at ante-


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