: of, relating to, or being a protective resemblance in appearance in which basically unlike organisms are similar (as in color) often through a common adaptation to their environment
also : exhibiting such resemblance
syncryptic species
compare syntechnic

Word History


syn- + cryptic

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“Syncryptic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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