Protective coloring

Related to Protective coloring: cryptic coloration
(Zool.) coloring which serves for the concealment and preservation of a living organism. Cf. Mimicry.

See also: Protective

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Indeed, because modern medical practice strips patients so mercilessly of any sense of privacy, mystery, or dignity, patients and their families may need to hold on more than ever to the protective coloring of their personal myths.