Mullerian Mimicry Definition

myo͝o-lîrē-ən, mə-, mĭ-
A form of protective mimicry, especially in insects, in which two or more distasteful or harmful species closely resemble each other and are therefore avoided equally by all their predators.
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Origin of Mullerian Mimicry

  • After Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller (1821–1897), German-born Brazilian zoologist

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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