syncryptic

adjective

syn·​cryp·​tic
: 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

Etymology

syn- + cryptic

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“Syncryptic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/syncryptic. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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