[ ap-uh-tet-ik ]
/ ˌæp əˈtɛt ɪk /
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assuming colors and forms that effect deceptive camouflage.
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Origin of apatetic
1885–90; <Greek apatētikós fallacious, equivalent to apatē- (variant stem of apateúein to deceive) + -tikos-tic
Words nearby apatetic
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British Dictionary definitions for apatetic
/ (ˌæpəˈtɛtɪk) /
of or relating to coloration that disguises and protects an animal
Word Origin for apatetic
C19: from Greek apatētikos deceitful, from apateuein to deceive
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