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anticryptic

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

serving to conceal an animal from its prey.

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On the farm, the feed for chicks is significantly different from the roosters’; ______ not even comparable.
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Origin of anticryptic

First recorded in 1885–90; anti- + cryptic
an·ti·cryp·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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