procrypsis

noun pro·cryp·sis \prōˈkripsə̇s\

Definition of procrypsis

plural

-es

  1. :  a pattern or shade of coloring in insects that is adapted to concealing the insects from their natural enemies :  protective coloration in insects

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Origin and Etymology of procrypsis

New Latin, from English procryptic, after English cryptic : Greek krypsis act of hiding, concealment (from kryptein to hide + -sis) — more at crypt


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