counterploy

counterploy

(ˈkaʊntəˌplɔɪ)
n
an opposing or retaliatory ploy
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Squirt-gun defense in Bursera and the Chrysomelid counterploy.
Such ploy and counterploy tactics can lead to cyclic changes in strategy representation and are one reason why multiple strategies are maintained in populations.
Vein-cutting behavior--insect counterploy to the latex defense of plants.
When filtered cigarettes were first mass-produced they were considered less than manly -- thus was born Philip Morris' ingenious tactic of using cowboy imagery as a counterploy.
Successive ploys and counterploys of this kind could plainly jeopardize the joint gains from a simpler and more assuredly constructive contractual relationship.