procryptic

adjective
pro·​cryp·​tic | \ (ˌ)prō-ˈkrip-tik How to pronounce procryptic (audio) \

Definition of procryptic

: of, relating to, or being a concealing pattern or shade of coloring especially in insects

First Known Use of procryptic

1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for procryptic

pro- (as in protect) + cryptic

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The first known use of procryptic was in 1890

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“Procryptic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/procryptic. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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