apatetic

apatetic

[ap-uh-tet-ik]
adjective Zoology.
assuming colors and forms that effect deceptive camouflage.

Origin:
1885–90; < Greek apatētikós fallacious, equivalent to apatē- (variant stem of apateúein to deceive) + -tikos -tic

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apatetic (ˌæpəˈtɛtɪk)
 
adj
of or relating to coloration that disguises and protects an animal
 
[C19: from Greek apatētikos deceitful, from apateuein to deceive]

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