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

Word History


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

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“Procrypsis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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