sematic

sematic

[si-mat-ik]
adjective Biology.
serving as a sign or warning of danger, as the conspicuous colors or markings of certain poisonous animals.

Origin:
1885–90; < Greek sēmat- (stem of sêma) sign + -ic

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sematic (sɪˈmætɪk)
 
adj
(of the conspicuous coloration of certain animals) acting as a warning, esp to potential predators
 
[C19: from Greek sēma a sign]

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