Definition of episematic in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌepəsəˈmadik/


(Of coloration or markings) serving to help animals recognize other individuals of the same species.
Example sentences
  • Recognition markings are episematic, assisting the individuals of the same species to keep together when their safety depends upon numbers, the young and inexperienced benefiting by the example of the older.


Late 19th century: from epi- 'upon' + Greek sēma 'sign' + -atic.

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Syllabification: ep·i·se·mat·ic

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