adj. [Gr. anti, against; apo, away; sema, signal]
Referring to coloration that disguises a predator; see parasematic, aposematic.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • parasematic — adj. [Gr. para, beside; sema, sign] Pertaining to colors, structures or behavior that deceive preditors; see antiaposematic, sematic …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • sematic — adj. [Gr. sema, sign] Functioning as a warning of danger, as signalling colors of insects, or disagreeable odors of certain poisonous or dangerous animals; see allosematic, antiaposematic, aposematic, parasematic, pseudosematic, episematic,… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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