adjective Bates·ian \ˈbāt-sē-ən\

Definition of Batesian

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

Origin and Etymology of batesian

Henry Walter Bates †1892 English naturalist

First Known Use: 1895

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