- 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