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sematic

[ si-mat-ik ]
/ sɪˈmæt ɪk /
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adjective Biology.
serving as a sign or warning of danger, as the conspicuous colors or markings of certain poisonous animals.
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Origin of sematic

1885–90; <Greek sēmat- (stem of sêma) sign + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for sematic

sematic
/ (sɪˈmætɪk) /

adjective
(of the conspicuous coloration of certain animals) acting as a warning, esp to potential predators

Word Origin for sematic

C19: from Greek sēma a sign
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