pro·​cryp·​tic (ˌ)prō-ˈkrip-tik How to pronounce procryptic (audio)
: of, relating to, or being a concealing pattern or shade of coloring especially in insects

Word History


pro- (as in protect) + cryptic

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of procryptic was in 1890

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Cite this Entry

“Procryptic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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