anticryptic

[ an-tee-krip-tik, an-tahy- ]
/ ˌæn tiˈkrɪp tɪk, ˌæn taɪ- /

adjective Zoology.

serving to conceal an animal from its prey.

Nearby words

  1. anticonvulsant,
  2. anticorona,
  3. anticorrosive,
  4. anticosti,
  5. anticrepuscular arch,
  6. antics,
  7. anticum,
  8. anticyclical,
  9. anticyclogenesis,
  10. anticyclolysis

Compare procryptic.

Origin of anticryptic

First recorded in 1885–90; anti- + cryptic

Related formsan·ti·cryp·ti·cal·ly, adverb

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