- assuming colors and forms that effect deceptive camouflage.
Origin of apatetic
1885–90; < Greek apatētikós fallacious, equivalent to apatē- (variant stem of apateúein to deceive) + -tikos -tic
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- of or relating to coloration that disguises and protects an animal
C19: from Greek apatētikos deceitful, from apateuein to deceive
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