Müllerian

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

Definition of Müllerian

  1. :  of, relating to, or being mimicry that exists between two or more inedible or dangerous species (as of butterflies) and that is considered in evolutionary theory to be a mechanism reducing loss to predation by simplification of the recognition process by predators

Origin and Etymology of müllerian

Fritz Müller †1897 German zoologist


First Known Use: 1898


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