Countershading



[koun-ter-shey-ding] /ˈkaʊn tərˌʃeɪ dɪŋ/

noun, Zoology.
1.
the development of dark colors on parts usually exposed to the sun and of light colors on parts usually shaded, especially as serving for protection or concealment.
/ˌkaʊntəˈʃeɪdɪŋ/
noun
1.
(in the coloration of certain animals) a pattern, serving as camouflage, in which dark colours occur on parts of the body exposed to the light and pale colours on parts in the shade

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