[ ap-uh-suh-mat-ik ]
/ ˌæp ə səˈmæt ɪk /
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colored or constructed in a way that indicates special capabilities for defense.
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OTHER WORDS FROM aposematicap·o·se·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for aposematic
The object being to warn an enemy off, these colours are also called aposematic.
In 734 synaposematic colouring the warning is genuine, in pseud-aposematic it is a sham.
British Dictionary definitions for aposematic
/ (ˌæpəsɪˈmætɪk) /
(of the coloration of certain distasteful or poisonous animals) characterized by bright conspicuous markings, which predators recognize and learn to avoid; warning
Word Origin for aposematic
C19: from apo- + Greek sēma sign
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