Müllerian

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adjective Mül·le·ri·an \myü-ˈlir-ē-ən, mi-, ˌmə-\
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Definition of Müllerian

  1. :  of, relating to, or being mimicry that exists between two or more inedible or dangerous species (as of butterflies or bees) and that is considered in evolutionary theory to be a mechanism which reduces loss to predation by simplifying the warning colors and patterns a predator must recognize Mullerian mimicry differs from Batesian mimicry in that all the species in the complex are unpalatable, they cannot be distinguished by predators, and they must be found in the same place at the same time. — Arthur V. Evans and Charles L. Bellamy a Müllerian mimic

Origin and Etymology of müllerian

Fritz Müller †1897 German zoologist


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