protective coloration

protective coloration
protective coloration or protective coloring
natural coloration of certain organisms allowing them to blend in with their normal environment and escape detection by enemies

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  • protective coloration — coloration or anything likened to it that eliminates or reduces visibility or conspicuousness. [1890 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • protective coloration — coloration that blends with the background, making the organism less visible to predators …   Medical dictionary

  • protective coloration — coloration which serves as a defense …   English contemporary dictionary

  • protective coloration — noun coloration making an organism less visible or attractive to predators • Topics: ↑zoology, ↑zoological science • Hypernyms: ↑coloration, ↑colouration • Hyponyms: ↑aposematic coloration, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • protective coloration — См. protective mimicry …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • protective coloration — Synonyms and related words: aggressive mimicry, apery, camouflage, cryptic mimicry, disguise, domino, false colors, false face, false front, incognito, mask, masque, masquerade, mimicry, mockery, mummery, parrotry, playing possum, smoke screen,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • protective coloring — or protective coloration, a coloring some animals and plants have that makes them hard to distinguish from the things they live among, or makes them resemble something harmful or distasteful, and so protects them from their enemies …   Useful english dictionary

  • protective resemblance — noun : resemblance of an animal to its environment (as by coloration) that causes it to blend with the substrate and become hidden from its enemies * * * protective resemblance, resemblance that some animals have to other animals or to some… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Animal coloration — Chapman s Zebras in Botswana, displaying their outline disrupting camouflage Animal coloration has been a topic of interest and research in biology for well over a century. According to Charles Darwin s 1859 theory of natural selection,[1 …   Wikipedia

  • cryptic coloration — noun coloring that conceals or disguises an animal s shape • Hypernyms: ↑protective coloration * * * cryptic coloration noun (zoology) Protective resemblance to some part of the environment by countershading or mimicry (eg of leaves or twigs) • • …   Useful english dictionary