adj. [Gr. kryptos, hidden; toxikon, poison]
Pertaining to caterpillars that use volatile secretions that are released through an emission tube; see erucism, paraerucism, phanerotoxic, lepidopterism.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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