counter shading

countershading

[koun-ter-shey-ding]
noun Zoology.
the development of dark colors on parts usually exposed to the sun and of light colors on parts usually shaded, especially as serving for protection or concealment.

Origin:
1895–1900; counter- + shading

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countershading (ˌkaʊntəˈʃeɪdɪŋ)
 
n
(in the coloration of certain animals) a pattern, serving as camouflage, in which dark colours occur on parts of the body exposed to the light and pale colours on parts in the shade

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