phaeism

noun
phae·​ism | \ˈfēˌizəm\
plural -s

Definition of phaeism 

: incomplete melanism in a butterfly

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History and Etymology for phaeism

Greek phaios dusky, gray + English -ism; akin to Greek phaidros bright, Lithuanian giedras bright, clear, Latvian gàiss air, weather

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