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procryptic

[proh-krip-tik]
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adjective Zoology.
  1. serving to conceal an animal from predators.
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Compare anticryptic.

Origin of procryptic

First recorded in 1890–95; pro(tective) + cryptic
Related formspro·cryp·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for procryptic

procryptic

adjective
  1. (of animals) having protective coloration
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Derived Formsprocryptically, adverb

Word Origin

C19: from pro- ² + Greek kruptein to conceal
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