crypsis
 n.— «Animals can remain concealed when their overall coloration (box 1) resembles or matches the natural background of their environment (Endler 1978). This phenomenon, also known as general color resemblance, includes crypsis (a type of camouflage), in which overall body color resembles the general color of the habitat, or pattern blending, in which color patterns on the body match patterns of light and dark in the environment.» —“The Adaptive Significance of Coloration in Mammals” by Tim Cam RedNova Feb. 23, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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