apatetic


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ap·a·tet·ic

 (ăp′ə-tĕt′ĭk)
adj. Zoology
Relating to or characterized by coloration serving as natural camouflage.

[Greek apatētikos, deceptive, from apatētēs, deceiver, from apateuein, to cheat, from apatē, deceit.]

apatetic

(ˌæpəˈtɛtɪk)
adj
(Zoology) of or relating to coloration that disguises and protects an animal
[C19: from Greek apatētikos deceitful, from apateuein to deceive]