protective coloration(redirected from coloration, protective)
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(Zoology) the coloration of an animal that enables it to blend with its surroundings and therefore escape the attention of predators
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|Noun||1.||protective coloration - coloration making an organism less visible or attractive to predators|
aposematic coloration, warning coloration - conspicuous coloration or markings of an animal serving to warn off predators; "a skunk's aposematic coloration"
apatetic coloration - coloring serving as natural camouflage
cryptic coloration - coloring that conceals or disguises an animal's shape