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color phase

Syllabification: col·or phase

Definition of color phase in English:

noun

A genetic or seasonal variation in the color of the skin, pelt, or feathers of an animal.
Example sentences
  • The third color phase occurs during the first pelage of young wolves.
  • The Ferruginous Hawk has a light and a dark color phase.
  • Now that we know that such bears can be found, it means we are probably looking at a new color phase or subspecies, which is important to document - or possibly a new species of bear, which would be a major biological discovery.

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