acraein


acraein
n. [Gr. akrasia, bad mixture]
(ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
In Lepidoptera, a secretion of certain butterflies of protective or distasteful function.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • acraein — acrae·in …   English syllables

  • acraein — əˈkrēən noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin Acraeinae + English in : a self defensive substance secreted by butterflies of the subfamily Acraeinae that is distasteful to birds and other predators …   Useful english dictionary

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