[myoo-leer-ee-uh n, muh-, mi-] /myuˈlɪər i ən, mʌ-, mɪ-/
the resemblance in appearance of two or more unpalatable species, which are avoided by predators to a greater degree than any one of the species would be otherwise.
(zoology) mimicry in which two or more harmful or inedible species resemble each other, so that predators tend to avoid them
A form of protective mimicry in which two or more poisonous or unpalatable species closely resemble each other and are therefore avoided equally by all their natural predators. The similarity in coloration between the monarch and viceroy butterflies, once considered an example of Batesian mimicry, is now generally considered as Müllerian mimicry because the viceroy is thought to be as bad-tasting to birds as the monarch. Müllerian mimicry is named after the German-born Brazilian zoologist Fritz Müller (1821-97). Compare aggressive mimicry, Batesian mimicry.
- Muller-lyer illusion
[muhl-er-lahy-er, myoo-ler-, mil-er-; German myl-uh r-lee-uh r] /ˈmʌl ərˈlaɪ ər, ˈmyu lər-, ˈmɪl ər-; German ˈmül ərˈli ər/ noun 1. a geometric illusion in which two lines of equal length appear unequal depending on whether angular lines forming arrowheads at each end point toward or away from each other. /ˈmuːləˈlaɪə/ noun 1. an optical illusion […]
[muhl-it] /ˈmʌl ɪt/ noun, plural (especially collectively) mullet (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) mullets. 1. any of several marine or freshwater, usually gray fishes of the family Mugilidae, having a nearly cylindrical body. 2. a goatfish. 3. a sucker, especially of the genus Moxostoma. [muhl-it] /ˈmʌl ɪt/ noun, Heraldry. 1. a […]
[moo l-ee] /ˈmʊl i/ adjective, noun, plural mulleys. 1. . /ˈmʌlɪ/ adjective, noun 1. a variant of muley
[muhl-i-guh n] /ˈmʌl ɪ gən/ noun 1. Also called mulligan stew. a stew containing meat, vegetables, etc., especially one made of any available ingredients. 2. Golf. a shot not counted against the score, permitted in unofficial play to a player whose previous shot was poor. [muhl-i-guh n] /ˈmʌl ɪ gən/ noun 1. Gerald Joseph (“Gerry”; […]