Definition of color phase in English:

color phase

Syllabification: col·or phase


  • A genetic or seasonal variation in the color of the skin, pelt, or feathers of an animal.
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    • 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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Pronunciation: ˌkələrəˈto͝orə
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody