[ lep-erd kom-pleks ]
/ ˈlɛp ərd ˌkɒm plɛks /
a genetic pigmentation pattern that gives certain horses their distinctive spotted coats: The leopard complex of white patterns tends to be remarkably symmetric.
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Also called Ap·pa·loo·sa spot·ting [ap-uh-loo-suh-spot-ing], /ˌæp əˈlu sə ˌspɒt ɪŋ/, leop·ard spot·ting [lep-erd spot-ing] /ˈlɛp ərd ˌspɒt ɪŋ/ .
Origin of leopard complex
First recorded in 1990–95
Words nearby leopard complex
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