aposematic

adjective
apo·​se·​mat·​ic | \ ˌa-pə-si-ˈma-tik How to pronounce aposematic (audio) \

Definition of aposematic

: being conspicuous and serving to warn aposematic coloration in butterflies

Other Words from aposematic

aposematically \ ˌa-​pə-​si-​ˈma-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce aposematic (audio) \ adverb

First Known Use of aposematic

1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aposematic

apo- + Greek sēmat-, sēma sign

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The first known use of aposematic was in 1890

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“Aposematic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aposematic. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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