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Bates'i•an mim'icry



Pronunciation: (bāt'sē-un), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/batesian-mimicry.html on line 73 [key] Ecol.
the protective resemblance in appearance of a palatable or harmless species, as the viceroy butterfly, to an unpalatable or dangerous species, as the monarch butterfly, that is usually avoided by predators. Cf. Müllerian mimicry.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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