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- n. coloration making an organism less visible or attractive to predators
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Loss of protective coloration shows up gaudily in the lizard Uta clarionensis, carrying bright blue markings that make it perilously conspicuous against the dark lava of its native habitat, on Clarion Island off the west coast of Mexico.
Danny opened the passenger door, getting an idea: prowl darktown with the protective coloration of a woman in tow.
He told him Scotch Voice would never be caught, but the evil man was probably still looking for Coleman — who needed protective coloration to remain safe from him.