Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of a nature to warn or alarm; serving to warn or alarm enemies: noting characteristics of organisms which, when displayed, effect this.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Zoöl.) Having or designating conspicuous or warning colors or structures indicative of special means of defense against enemies, as in the skunk.
- apo- + sematic (Wiktionary)
“You can see that coloration that he displays, like if I turn him around, you see the colors right there which are quintessential markings that basically mean stay away, what we call aposematic coloration.”
“Other than the problem of genocide … spending problem solved! aposematic in VA”
“The radical liberals along with the Progressives, Marxists, Socialists, and Communists among us would have Americans believe Obama and his Administration are just too stupid to have known anything about all of these crazy czar appointments. aposematic in VA”
“My reply to him was: no, what scares me is what you just said. aposematic in VA”
“We should all feel sorry for them … not. aposematic in VA”
“Just lies and then more lies all of the time. aposematic in VA”
“These beautiful, brightly-colored little animals secrete toxic alkaloids through their skin, their bright aposematic coloration serving to warn predators that they are dangerous and thhus should not.”
“For example, the aposematic species involved in a Mullerian mimetic association all converge on the same coloration, thereby reducing the number of patterns that local predators have to learn.”
“Their aposematic pattern — orange head, white collar, the rest black — mimics the ant genus Leptomyrmex and makes them appear toxic.”
“Arion subfuscus seems another good species to look at, since they're entirely orange not just one aposematic stripe!”
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