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Definition of the noun Crypsis

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Crypsis is a genus of Poaceae.

Crypsis is a genus of Tenebrionidae, described by Waterhouse in 1877.

Crypsis is a kind of Sporobolinae.

Alternative definition of the noun Crypsis


  1. [biology] The ability of an organism to avoid observation


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Crypsis: In ecology, crypsis is the ability of an organism to avoid observation or detection by other organisms. It may be either a predation strategy or an antipredator adaptation, and methods include camouflage, nocturnality, subterranean lifestyle, transparency, and mimicry. The word can also be used in the context of eggs and pheromone production. Crypsis can in principle involve visual, olfactory or auditory camouflage.

  • also known as 保護色

Phrases with Crypsis

  1. Crypsis juncea
  2. Crypsis Sicula
  3. Crypsis Ambigua
  4. Crypsis Ciliosa
  5. Crypsis niliaca
  6. Crypsis stricta
  7. Crypsis aculeata
  8. Crypsis Alpicola
  9. Crypsis Arenaria
  10. Crypsis compacta
  11. Crypsis macroura
  12. Crypsis Maritima
  13. Crypsis Myosurus
  14. Crypsis niliacea
  15. Crypsis Acuminata
  16. Crypsis explicata
  17. Crypsis Nigricans
  18. Crypsis phleoides
  19. Crypsis setifolia
  20. genus Crypsis

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Google previewA Complete Course in ISC Biology (1997)

by V. B. Rastogi, B. Kishore

Crypsis is a type of colouration which helps an animal to camouflage in a natural environment. • Caleiphytes or claci coles or calciphiles are plants growing on calcareous soil . • Chasmophytes are plants that grow in crevices of rocks.

Google previewThe Economy of Nature (2008)

by Robert E. Ricklefs

Crypsis is a strategy of palatable, or edible, animals. Other animals take a bolder approach to antipredator defense: they produce noxious chemicals or accumulate them from food plants, and they advertise the fact with conspicuous color ...

Google previewInsect Defenses (1990)

Adaptive Mechanisms and Strategies of Prey and Predators by David L. Evans, Justin O. Schmidt

Crypsis is the color resemblance of an animal to its background so that predators (or other animals) have difficulty in distinguishing it. Grasshoppers, caterpillars, and bugs are often green and thus harmonize in color with the leaves on which ...

Google previewMorphology and Systematics (2014)

Phytophaga by Richard A.B. Leschen, Rolf G. Beutel

Crypsis is a very frequent means of defense against predation in Molytinae, and the colors brown, tan and black in more or less irregular patterns predominate, particularly on the dorsal and lateral surfaces. With this color and type of pattern, ...

Google previewThe Insects (2010)

An Outline of Entomology by P. J. Gullan, P. S. Cranston

Crypsis is a very common form of insect concealment, ...

Google previewA Guide To Urban Wildlife: 250 creatures you meet on your street (2011)

by Christopher B. Daniels

(Crypsis is any colouration that enables the animal to blend in with the background. Hence a cryptic animal that roosts in trees is often brown in colour to resemble the tree trunk.) Males and females are similar in appearance, although females ...

Google previewCRC World Dictionary of Grasses (2006)

Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology - 3 Volume Set by Umberto Quattrocchi

Crypsis. Aiton. = Antitragus. Gaertn.,. Ceytosis. Munro,. Heleochloa. Host. ex. Roem.,. Pachea. Steud.,. Pallasia. Scop.,. Pallassia. Houtt. (Rutaceae),. Pechea. Lepeyrouse,. Raddia. Mazziari,. Torgesia. Bornm. Greek krypsis “hiding ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Entomology (2011)

CRYPSIS Noun. (Greek, kryptos = hidden. PL, Crypses.) 1. Phenomenon or capacity for concealment or being hidden within environment. 2. A type of ...

Google previewDictionary of Zoo Biology and Animal Management (2013)

by Paul A. Rees

crypsis. A type of CAMOUFLAGEinwhich the animal resembles part of the environment, e.g. some insects resemble leaves. cryptid. An animal species whoseexistence has been suggested but notscientifically proven, e.g. yeti, Loch Ness ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Ethology (1989)

by Klaus Immelmann, Colin Beer

Cross-cultural comparison See Human ethology Cross-fostering See Foster rearing Crypsis See Camouflage Cultural inheritance See Tradition Culture In ethology, a term that is used only sparingly. Phenomena comparable in some respects ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Zoology (2014)

by Michael Allaby

crypsis See CRYPTIC COLORATION . crypt ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (2017)

by Michael Allaby, Chris Park

cryptic coloration (crypsis) A form of *camouflage, in which an animal has colouring and/or markings that make it difficult to detect against the background, as a protection against *predators. See also cryptic.

Google previewAne's Encyclopedic Dictionary of General & Applied Entomology (2009)

by Manjit Singh Dhooria

Crypsis antenna, the jaws (mandibles), and two pairs of food handling structures, the first and second maxillae. The thorax may vary from 4 to 20 segments each with a pair of limbs. In the lobster there are 8 segments, which support three pairs ...

Google previewThe British encyclopedia, or, Dictionary of arts and sciences (1809)

by William Nicholson

CRYPSIS, in hotany, a genus of the Diandria Digynia class and order. Natural order of Grasses. Essential character : calyx glume two valved, one-flowered; corolla glume two-valved, awnless. One species, riz. C aculcata, prickly crypsis.

Google previewThe British Encyclopedia (1809)

Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge by William Nicholson

CRYPSIS, in botany, a genus of the Diaudria Digynia class and order. Natural order of Grasses. Essential character: calyx glume two valved, one-flowered; corolla glume two-valved, awnless. One species, viz. C. aculeata, prickly crypsis.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare (2010)

by D. S. Mills, Jeremy N. Marchant-Forde

CrypSiS on the teat and results in a lower incidence of cross-sucking. Displacements of calves from the teat feeder can also be reduced by feeding the calves a larger quantity of milk. Slower rates of milk delivery can reduce the incidence ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Science for Gardeners (2015)

6000 Scientific Terms Explored and Explained by Michael Allaby

crypsis (cryptic coloration) Coloration or markings that make an animal difficult to see against its background . Crypteroniaceae (order Myrtales) A family of tall trees and shrubs with ...

Google previewEncyclopædia Britannica: or, A dictionary of arts and sciences, compiled by a society of gentlemen in Scotland [ed. by W. Smellie]. Suppl. to the 3rd. ed., by G. Gleig (1810)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica


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