allosematic

adjective

al·​lo·​se·​mat·​ic
: having protective coloration that imitates the coloration of some dangerous or inedible animal

Word History

Etymology

all- + sematic

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of allosematic was in 1890

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“Allosematic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/allosematic. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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