American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Zoology Relating to or characterized by coloration serving as natural camouflage.
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.
- 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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