Definition of Batesian
: 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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