Batesian

adjective
Bates·​ian | \ ˈbāt-sē-ən How to pronounce Batesian (audio) \

Definition of Batesian

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

First Known Use of Batesian

1895, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Batesian

Henry Walter Bates †1892 English naturalist

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