protective coloration

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protective coloration

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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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Noun1.protective coloration - coloration making an organism less visible or attractive to predators
coloration, colouration - appearance with regard to color; "her healthy coloration"
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
zoological science, zoology - the branch of biology that studies animals