- ['beɪtsɪən]noun Zoology mimicry in which an animal is protected by its resemblance to one avoided by predators.OriginC19: named after the English naturalist Henry W. Bates.
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Batesian mimicry — is a form of mimicry typified by a situation where a harmless species has evolved to imitate the warning signals of a harmful species directed at a common predator. It is named after the English naturalist Henry Walter Bates, after his work in… … Wikipedia
Batesian mimicry — [bāt′sē ən] n. a kind of mimicry in which one species, to make itself less vulnerable to a particular predator, imitates the structure and coloration of another species that is unpalatable, difficult to capture, etc … English World dictionary
Batesian mimicry — /bayt see euhn/, Ecol. the protective resemblance in appearance of a palatable or harmless species, as the viceroy butterfly, to an unpalatable or dangerous species, as the monarch butterfly, that is usually avoided by predators. Cf. Müllerian… … Universalium
Batesian mimicry — A form of deceptive mimicry in which a palatable species assumes the appearance of a species distasteful or poisonous to a predator; false warning color; allosematic color; pseudaposematic color; see Mullerian mimicry … Dictionary of invertebrate zoology
Batesian mimicry — Bates′i•an mim′icry [[t]ˈbeɪt si ən[/t]] n. mimicry in which a species with poor defenses resembles another species that more successfully avoids predators • Etymology: after Henry Walter Bates (1825–92), English naturalist … From formal English to slang
Batesian mimicry — the condition where a rare and harmless species (the mimic) closely resembles a common and distasteful species (the model) and thus escapes being eaten as it deceives a predator (the operator) … Dictionary of ichthyology
Batesian mimicry — noun the resemblance of one or more non poisonous species to a poisonous species, for example, the scarlet king snake and the coral snake … Wiktionary
batesian mimicry — ˈbātsēən noun Usage: usually capitalized B Etymology: Henry Walter Bates died 1892 English naturalist + English ian zoology : resemblance of an innocuous species to another that is protected from predators by unpalatability or other qualities … Useful english dictionary
Batesian мимикрия — * Batesian мімікрыя * Batesian mimicry форма мимикрии, при которой безвредные виды обеспечены защитой от врагов вследствие их сходства с ядовитыми или опасными видами … Генетика. Энциклопедический словарь
Mimicry — For other uses, see Mimic (disambiguation). Plate from Henry Walter Bates (1862) illustrating Batesian mimicry between Dismorphia species (top row, third row) and various Ithomiini (Nymphalidae, second row, bottom row) In … Wikipedia