aposematic /ˌapə(ʊ)sɪˈmatɪk/

a

I. adjective

1.
[Zoology] denoting coloration or markings serving to warn or repel predators.
2.
[Zoology] (of an animal) having aposematic coloration or markings.
II. derivatives

aposematism
noun


– origin late 19th cent.: from apo- ‘away from’ + Greek sēma ‘sign’ + -atic.

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