Definition of procryptic in English:

procryptic

adjective

Zoology
  • Designating, relating to, or exhibiting colouring or marking in animals that protects them from predators by concealing them against the background environment. Contrasted with "anticryptic".

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Times. From pro- + cryptic.

Pronunciation

procryptic

/prəʊˈkrɪptɪk/