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Mül•le′ri•anmyuˈlɪər i ən, mʌ-, mɪ-(n.)

(or Mul•le′ri•an ) mim′icry

  1. the resemblance in appearance of two or more unpalatable species, that are avoided by predators to a greater degree than any one of the species would be otherwise.

    Category: Ecology

Origin of Müllerianmimicry:

after German-born Brazilian biologist Fritz Müller (1821–97), who described it in 1878; see -ian


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