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procryptic

[ proh-krip-tik ]
/ proʊˈkrɪp tɪk /
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adjective Zoology.
serving to conceal an animal from predators.
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Origin of procryptic

First recorded in 1890–95; pro(tective) + cryptic

OTHER WORDS FROM procryptic

pro·cryp·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for procryptic

procryptic
/ (prəʊˈkrɪptɪk) /

adjective
(of animals) having protective coloration

Derived forms of procryptic

procryptically, adverb

Word Origin for procryptic

C19: from pro- ² + Greek kruptein to conceal
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