Definition of Aposematic

1. a. Having or designating conspicuous or warning colors or structures indicative of special means of defense against enemies, as in the skunk.



Definition of Aposematic

1. Adjective. (zoology of a coloration or marking) That serves as a warning to predators, as of toxicity, especially falsely. ¹

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Definition of Aposematic

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aposematic

aporetic
aporetical
aporetically
aporia
aporias
aporic
aporically
aporioneurosis
aporosa
aporose
aporphine
aporphines
aport
apos
aposelene
aposematic (current term)
aposematic coloration
aposematically
aposematism
aposematisms
aposiopeses
aposiopesis
aposiopestic
aposiopetic
apositia
apositias
apositic
aposome
aposporic
apospories

Literary usage of Aposematic

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1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1907)
"The mode of distribution of the aposematic odours is not so easily determined. They are, as a rule, strongly perceptible even in the uninjured specimen, ..."

2. Evolution of the Colors of North American Land Birds by Charles Augustus Keeler (1893)
"As a general role the ground color of a bird is the protective color while many of the detailed markings are for recognition Warning colors (I. aposematic) ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"... as in the common porcupine and the large black scorpions of Africa and India. Such characters have been termed by Professor Poulton " aposematic ..."

4. Determinate Evolution in the Color-pattern of the Lady-beetles by Roswell Hill Johnson (1910)
"The explanation of the ground-color of these beetles as warning or aposematic may be accepted upon the following evidence from Judd (1899), ..."

5. Outlines of Evolutionary Biology by Arthur Dendy (1912)
"The former ar. further distinguished as aposematic and the latter as ... aposematic colours are exhibited by many animals which pos**-- some special means ..."

6. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1910)
"There are warning colors and recognition marks, aposematic and epi- sematic characters. There is the great mass of observed facts grouped under the head of ..."

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