anticryptic

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

adjective Zoology.

serving to conceal an animal from its prey.
Compare procryptic.

Origin of anticryptic

First recorded in 1885–90; anti- + cryptic

Related forms

an·ti·cryp·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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