procryptic

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adjective pro·cryp·tic \(ˌ)prō-ˈkrip-tik\

Definition of procryptic

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

Origin and Etymology of procryptic

pro- (as in protect) + cryptic


First Known Use: 1890


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