[ ap-uh-suh-mat-ik ]
/ ˌæp ə səˈmæt ɪk /
colored or constructed in a way that indicates special capabilities for defense.
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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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