allosematic


allosematic
  a. having imitative protective coloration.

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  • allosematic — al·lo·se·mat·ic …   English syllables

  • allosematic — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷sə̇|mad.ik adjective Etymology: all + sematic : having protective coloration that imitates the coloration of some dangerous or inedible animal …   Useful english dictionary

  • allosematic color — Having protective coloration resembling that of dangerous or inedible species; aposematic color; Batesian mimicry; see sematic …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • aposematic — adj. [Gr. apo, away; sema, signal] Warning coloration or structures that repel predators, also including movements, sounds, smells, etc; see allosematic color, sematic …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • Batesian mimicry — A form of deceptive mimicry in which a palatable species assumes the appearance of a species distasteful or poisonous to a predator; false warning color; allosematic color; pseudaposematic color; see Mullerian mimicry …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • pseudaposematic — /pseudoaposematic color Mimicry of coloration or form of another organism possessing dangerous or disagreeable qualities; Batesian mimicry; allosematic color; see sematic …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • sematic — adj. [Gr. sema, sign] Functioning as a warning of danger, as signalling colors of insects, or disagreeable odors of certain poisonous or dangerous animals; see allosematic, antiaposematic, aposematic, parasematic, pseudosematic, episematic,… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology