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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Zoology Relating to or characterized by coloration serving as natural camouflage.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Concerning or pertaining to the copying, in an animal, of some useful characteristic of another species for the sake of obtaining the like advantage.

Etymologies

Greek apatētikos, deceptive, from apatētēs, deceiver, from apateuein, to cheat, from apatē, deceit.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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