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procryptic

[proh-krip-tik] /proʊˈkrɪp tɪk/
adjective, Zoology
1.
serving to conceal an animal from predators.
Compare anticryptic.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; pro(tective) + cryptic
Related forms
procryptically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for procryptically

procryptic

/prəʊˈkrɪptɪk/
adjective
1.
(of animals) having protective coloration
Derived Forms
procryptically, adverb
Word Origin
C19: from pro-² + Greek kruptein to conceal
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