(or Mul•le′ri•an) mim′icry [[t]myuˈlɪər i ən, mʌ-, mɪ-[/t]] n.
ecl 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
Etymology: after German-born Brazilian biologist Fritz Müller (1821–97), who described it in 1878; see -ian

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Müllerianmimicry — Mül·le·ri·an mimicry (myo͞o lîrʹē ən, mə , mĭ ) n. A form of protective mimicry in which two or more distasteful or harmful species, especially of insects, closely resemble each other and are therefore avoided equally by all their natural… …   Universalium

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