[ ep-i-gam-ik ]
/ ˌɛp ɪˈgæm ɪk /
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serving to attract a mate, as the colors of certain birds.
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How to use epigamic in a sentence
A dummy Bell Vireo elicited both agonistic and epigamic behavior from nesting pairs, depending on the phase of the nesting cycle.
A marked similarity will be detected between certain basic elements of aggressive and epigamic displays.
British Dictionary definitions for epigamic
/ (ˌɛpɪˈɡæmɪk) /
zoology attractive to the opposite sexepigamic coloration
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